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News and Events
Vacancy - Post of Executive Di...
RCSS invites application for the position of Executive Director. The deadlines for receiving is 31 May 2014....
Across Generations: Building a...
RCSS co-hosted this event with Peaceboat on the 28 March 2014 at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo. The partnership between Peac...
RCSS Newsletter Jan. 2014...
RCSS Newsletter Jan. 2014 is now available for download....
Near East and South Asia- Stra...
Near East and South Asia- Strategic Studies Network Meeting (NESA) held the annual conference bringing together participants ...


Welcome to the RCSS

The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) is a South Asian regional  think  tank, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Established in 1993, it is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization which encourages research, dialogue, and deliberation on a broad range of conventional and non-conventional sources of conflict. The RCSS enables scholars and other professionals  to address, individually and collectively, problems and issues of topical interest for all South Asian countries.

The Centre’s key objectives are to:

  • Sponsor, coordinate, and support research on South Asian strategic, security, and environmental issues.
  • Promote interaction among scholars and professionals in the region and beyond who are engaged in South Asian studies.
  • Foster linkages and collaboration among institutions focusing on studies and activities related to conflict, conflict transformation, and regional cooperation in South Asia.
  • Encourage a new generation of analysts and commentators to generate fresh ideas and perspectives on the security discourse in the region.




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Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement

 This publication is the result of a workshop that was organized by the Regional Centre for ...

Author : Nadeeka Withana
Documents on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy 1947- 1965

For a small country, Sri Lanka’s role in international affairs...

Author : Amal Jayawardane
Defence ,Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia

The first Summer Workshop was held in 1993 in Burban, Pakistan, foll...

Author : Report of the Tenth Summer Workshop
Terrorism in South Asia: Impact on Development and Democratic Process

Following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. on ...

Author : Sridhar K Khatri and Gert W Kueck eds
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