The OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions is a Track II initiative. It supports co-operative and comprehensive security in the OSCE area by providing policy advice, enhancing transnational civil society interaction, and raising awareness of the OSCE.
Membership is open to research institutions from OSCE participating States and partner states that are engaged in academic and policy research on issues relevant to the OSCE. For more information on the Network and the benefits of membership, see our Information Sheet.
The Network is based on a proposal made by OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier in July 2011. It was created by 16 research institutions on 18 June 2013 at the Vienna Hofburg. As of spring 2021, the Network has over 140 member institutions.
China's Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for the OSCE
Understanding the implications of China’s BRI for the OSCE region and the problems within the region has significance for the ability of the OSCE and its participating States to continue working towards sustainable solutions. The primary aim of this project is to contribute to such an understanding.
Outputs to date include:
Stefan Wolff, China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for the OSCE, Birmingham, Hamburg, Vienna: OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, 2021. Download PDF
Stefan Wolff and Stephanie Liechtenstein, 欧安组织的对华接触：原因及方式. Download PDF CHINESE
Stefan Wolff, China: A Challenge or an Opportunity for the OSCE? Security and Human Rights Monitor, 22 April 2021. LINK
IFSH Policy Brief: The Spectre of an Arms Race in the Western Balkans
Ejdus, Filip, The Spectre of an Arms Race in the Western Balkans, IFSH Policy Brief, Hamburg: Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, 2020.