Institute of Strategic Stability (ISS)

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Last Updated: May 13, 2014
Other Name: (ФГУП) Институт стратегической стабильности, ИСС
Location: Moscow
Subordinate To: Rosatom, Division of Nuclear Munitions Development & Testing and Defense Power Facilities
Size: 80 employees
Facility Status: Operational

Created in 1999 as a consulting body for Rosatom, the Institute of Strategic Stability (ISS) was staffed with former Minatom and Ministry of Defense officials– many of whom worked in the development and production of nuclear weapons and arms control negotiations. [1]

The ISS mission is to study problems of strategic stability, analyze military-political situations and the role of nuclear weapons in Russia's national security, and develop recommendations for industry leadership on how to maintain and increase the effectiveness of nuclear deterrence. [2]

Sources:
[1] "Об институте" [About the Institute], Институт стратегической стабильности (ИСС) [Institute of Strategic Stability], www.iss-atom.ru.
[2] "Институту стратегической стабильности—10 лет" [The Institute of Strategic Stability is 10 years old], Россия: атомный проект [Russia: the Nuclear Project], 2009, pp. 39-42, www.iss-atom.ru.

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