The International Security Observer (ISO) is a web-based think tank on international security and defence affairs. ISO was established in September 2011 in order to foster the next generation of security experts by encouraging discussions on strategic issues among junior and senior analysts. Our mission is to create the very first web-based think tank run by young professionals in foreign, security and defense affairs.
ISO’s strength lies within its worldwide network of volunteer contributors, who come from different cultural backgrounds and disciplines. ISO conceives “security” in its broader sense, hence not only including military and intelligence affairs but also economic, energy, cyber and outer space issues.
Our holistic approach is applied to the analysis of ongoing conflicts, emerging crises, terrorist and organized crime activities, energy and economic issues. In these fields, we seek to give our best in order to write deep and unconventional analyses by combining an open to the public style of writing with strong academic standards.