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Institute for Security Studies
South Africa


The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an African organization that works to promote human security on the continent. Its vision is for Africa to achieve its potential as a peaceful and prosperous continent for all its people. The ISS works across the continent, undertaking research, providing policy advice, and delivering practical training and technical assistance. The ISS head office is in Pretoria, South Africa, with sub-regional offices in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, and Dakar. The ISS works to strengthen responses to violent extremism that are rooted in evidence-based analysis, and centered on human rights and the rule of law.