National Defence University, Ministry of Defence.
The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), Ministry of Defence, Republic of Armenia, was established in 2005. The main mission of the INSS is the conduct of strategic research and development of policy papers for the military-political leadership of Armenia. In 2009 the project of transforming the INSS into the National Defence Research University (NDRU) was launched in close academic cooperation with the US National Defence University (NDU).
The mission of the NDRU is the consolidation of the top-level leadership of Armenia around the Armed Forces Supreme Commander-in-Chief by means of strategic research and education. This will be done through the creation of new knowledge by the conduct of strategic studies in the field of defence security, and provision of Interagency Executive Education, Master, and Postgraduate programs aimed at sharing that knowledge with the top-level leadership.