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Research Institue for National Security Affairs

The Research Institute for National Security Affairs(RINSA), founded in February 1972 as the first research institute focusing on national security studies in Korea, has contributed immensely to ensuring national security of South Korea through its in-depth analyses and practical policy suggestions on security strategies and defense policies. For the last forty years, the security conditions on the Korean Peninsula as well as in the region and the world have changed dramatically. The shifting strategic environment requires a new thinking of the RINSA on how to effectively deal with new security threats in the 21st century.

The RINSA aims at producing authoritative security studies that can be conducive to elimination of such diverse and hybrid threats of 21st century. To do so, we first attempt to upgrade our own in-house research capacities and expand our research collaboration with other renowned scholars and experts in South Korea. At the same time, we seek to maintain and strengthen our close relationships with pertinent ministries and agencies of the South Korean government in order to apply a whole-of-government approach in devising our national strategies. In addition, we also pursue actively to broaden our networking and research cooperation with other distinguished foreign institutes.

We encourage your warm interest in and support for the RINSA so that we can continue to make contributions to enhancing global and regional as well as our own national security and prosperity.

Thank you.

Director-General of Research Institute for National Security Affairs

Director-General Park, Young June 


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