The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) The purpose of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) is to strengthen the national security of the State of Israel and help secure its future as a Jewish, democratic state. INSS (a public benefit company), ranked as the leading think tank in Israel and as one of the fifty leading institutes in the world dealing with defense and national security, is an independent non-partisan institute that deals with the central strategic issues on Israel’s national security agenda. The INSS research team comprises experts from the academic, military, and government worlds. The Institute aims to inform and influence decisions makers at the highest level in Israel and the greater public. Through its involvement in the public debate and its policy-oriented research, INSS strives to identify policy opportunities for Israel and propose innovate solutions to current security challenges.