CSS – Center for Strategic Studies
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CSS - Center for Strategic Studies

Mission and objectives

The Center for Strategic Studies, established in 1984 as an academic unit at the University of Jordan, is a think tank focusing on studying, analyzing and assessing the strategic nature of regional transformations in the Middle East.

CSS is mainly concerned with research and policy in the fields of regional conflicts, international relations and security. Since the 1990s, the center has expanded its scope of activities to the issues of democracy, political pluralism, economics, gender studies and the environment. CSS also has one of the oldest and largest survey and public opinion polling units, which conducts national and regional surveys and polls used in policy formulation and assessment.

CSS is also the operational headquarters of the Arab Barometer for Democracy and manages the fieldwork implementation in the Arab countries.

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