The Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) is dedicated to fueling knowledge-based policy analyses and strategic assessments on Taiwan’s security. Theiir mission is to safeguard Taiwan’s democracy and prosperity by strengthening mutual understanding and advancing common interests in the defense and security community both globally and at home. INDSR, founded as the office of Defense Studies of Ministry of National Defense in 2011, was formally inaugurated and renamed on May 1, 2018, and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. They are an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. To bring together great minds in policymaking, industry and research, they convene international forums, network civil societies, engage in Track Two dialogue and conduct wargame simulations. INDSR’s research agenda and activities are used to develop pragmatic policy recommendations for the Taiwan government.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: Other entities
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2020): Lin, Chen-wei
Leader gender: Male