About Us

The world’s first and only think tank analysing the strategic and sociopolitical dynamics of the Islamic world.

Since 2012, IISA has been filling the gap in alternative policy analysis — providing analyses of the rapidly changing dynamics of the Islamic world. We are a global leader in understanding the developing situations across the Islamic world, and it’s interactions with the wider global community. Our focus is on covering issues such as governance, security, development, economy and violence from a bottom-up, grassroots perspective.

IISA has earned a reputation as a specialist developer of practical solutions for peace and stability across the Islamic world and worldwide. 

We provide advice and consultancy to governments, humanitarian organisations and development agencies.


Dialogue Mechanism

The MENA region is going through an existential crisis. Conflicts based along multiple fault lines (sectarian, ethnic, and religious) are rife, with the regional and global governance actors seem unable to provide solutions. IISA works with its partners to provide room for an improved mechanism for dialogue in the region.

The Dialogue Mechanism team supports the Director and represents the organisation at national and international forums.

The programme's main activities are:

— Hosting and participating in Conferences and Seminars.

— Engaging with Experts, Academics, Practitioners, Civil Society, Regional and Global policy makers.

— Documenting and Reporting on IISA events.

Peace, Stability & Security

In the contemporary global system, there are rising conflicts and decreasing peace processes. Successful peace processes are even rarer to find. The Peace, Stability & Security programme conducts analytical research to further understand this dynamic and its current and future trajectories.

The programme complements the Dialogue Mechanism team by providing analysis on existing peace processes and their interrelation with security agendas.

The programme's main activities are:

— Mapping existing peace processes and providing recommendations.

— Analysing key recent peace processes and their dynamics.

— Researching key security agendas related to specific peace processes.

— Identifying and developing potential new peace processes.