ИСКРАН continues to hold leading positions in researches in the field of defense and national safety. In February 2018, the annual (eleventh) edition of the Global Think Tank Index Report (2017) was published, published by the University of Pennsylvania (USA) since 2007.

The report provides a rating of “think tanks” of the world, compiled from the results of a survey of scientists – representatives of more than 7,500 scientific organizations, as well as government officials and journalists.

According to the report of the Global Index of Think Tanks in 2017, ISKRAN occupies:

1 place among the Russian “think tanks” and 34 in the world ranking of “think tanks” dealing with issues of defense and national security;
6th place among the Russian “think tanks” and 25th in the ranking of the best “think tanks” in Central and Eastern Europe;
29th in the ranking of the best regional think tanks (with freely identifiable status).

The materials of the Report can be found at