IISS Sources of Funding Statement

The IISS generates income to fund its research and operations from a wide variety of sources including governments, foundations, private companies and individuals. It sells publications and membership packages, convenes major conferences with host-nation and private-sector support, and bids successfully for research grants.

In all dealings with potential funders, we insist clearly and consistently that we will not accept any funding that may impinge on our intellectual and political independence. This is never a matter for negotiation. The IISS alone determines the agenda of its conferences, the speakers at its events, the shape of its research work, the direction of its analysis and the nature of its conclusions.

It is a core policy of the IISS continually to broaden and deepen its funding streams. This is consistent with the Institute’s desire to firmly maintain its independence, provide rigorous analysis from an international perspective and to offer a valued meeting point for para-diplomatic activity and defence diplomacy.

The IISS receives conference support from host governments in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia for major international inter-governmental Dialogues that we have held in Bahrain, Colombia and Singapore.

Below is a list of other governments, corporations, foundations and individuals from whom the IISS drew its principal income in the last two fiscal years ended on 30 September 2015 & 2016. Income brackets are amounts received per annum.

Over £500,000

EU Non Proliferation Consortium

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK

Taylor & Francis Group

Individual Membership Subscriptions (from nearly 1,700 members worldwide as at 30 September 2016)

£100,000 to £499,999

Airbus Group

BAE Systems Plc


Carnegie Corporation New York

Fullerton Hotel Singapore


Lockheed Martin Corporation

MacArthur Foundation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sultanate of Brunei

Mitsubishi Corporation

Modi Enterprises

Near East South Asia Centre (NESA), National Defence University

Northrop Grumman

Open Society Foundation

UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Office (MOS)


£25,000 to £99,999

Abraaj Capital

Booz Allen Hamilton

BP International Ltd

British American Tobacco

Caracol Television S.A

Center for International and Sustainable Development (CIRSD)


DRS Technologies

E Oppenheimer & Son International Ltd

Embassy of Brazil

Executive Affairs Authority - Abu Dhabi


Federal Ministry of Defence Germany

Henkel, AG & Co. KGaA

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI)

Japan Bank for International Cooperation


Ministry of Defence, UK

Ministry of Defense, Japan

Ministry of Defense, Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore


Notenstein Private Bank Limited


Ploughshares Fund

Raytheon International Inc.

Reliance Industries Ltd

Robert and Ardis James Foundation

Saab AB

Shell International Ltd

Singapore Technologies

Somerset Zhong Beikjing (previously The Asahi Shimbun)

Statoil (UK) Ltd

Swiss Confederation

Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Temasek International Pte Ltd

The Cohen Group

Total S.A.

US Friends of the IISS

Wallenberg Foundations AB

£1,000 to £24,999

ADAMS Offshore WLL

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)

Australian High Commission

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

British Army

British High Commission Islamabad

British High Commission, Singapore

Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office (CIRO), Japan

Cabinet Office

Canadian High Commission

Capital Group Companies

Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales


Centre for Environment and Development Studies, Japan

Centro de Estudos Estratégicos do Exército, Brazil (CEEEx)

Chartwell Speakers

Chilean Army Centre for Research and Military Studies

Chilean Army War Academy

China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)

Chinese Embassy

CIC Information Services Co., Ltd

Comando Interforze Per Le Operazioni Delle Forze Speciali (COFS)

Crest Investment Company

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Defence Forces Ireland

Department for International Development

Department of Foreign, Trade and Development of Canada

Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Embassy of Belgium

Embassy of China

Embassy of Egypt

Embassy of Estonia

Embassy of Finland

Embassy of France

Embassy of Israel

Embassy of Japan

Embassy of Romania

Embassy of Sweden

Embassy of the Czech Republic

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey

Embassy of the Russian Federation

Embassy of the Slovak Republic

Embassy of the State of Kuwait

Embassy of the State of Qatar

Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC)

Federal Foreign Office, The Federal Republic of Germany

Fujisankei Communications International Inc.

German Business Protection (GBP)

High Commission for Pakistan

Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited

HM Revenue and Customs

House of Commons Library

Indian High Commission

Indian Navy

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Strategic Studies Mongolia

Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

International Committee of the Red Cross

Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO)

Japan Institute for National Fundamentals (JINF)

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Jetro London

Joint Forces Military University Library

Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA)


Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG

Kyodo News Agency

Library, The Sejong Institute

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Mainichi Newspapers

Merifin Capital

Military Academy at ETH Zurich (MILAK)

Ministère de la Défense (France)

Ministerio de Defensa (Spain)

Ministerstvo Obrany (Czech Republic)

Ministry of Defence, Denmark

Ministry of Defence, Slovenia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Mitsui & Co. Europe Plc

Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute

Mizuho Corporate Bank

Mizuho International Plc

Mizuho Securities (Singapore)

Montrose Associates

Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies

N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd

National Crime Agency (NCA), UK

National Defence College, Nigeria

National Defence University of Malaysia

National Defence University, Finland

National Defense Academy, Japan

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Japan

National Police Agency, Japan

National Security Council, Taiwan

NATO Defense College (NDC)

NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre

NATO Parliamentary Assembly

New Zealand High Commission

NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Nomura International (Hong Kong) Ltd

Nomura Investment Forum Asia

Non-proliferation Policy Education Center

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)

Nuri Holdings (S) Pte Ltd

Office of National Assessments (ONA), Australia

Omarco Network Systems (Holdings) Limited

Overseas Union Enterprise Ltd

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)


Pennsylvania State University Libraries

Qatar Petroleum International

Research Center on International Politics and Conflict Resolution, Italy

Research Institute for International Affairs, Korea

Research Institute for National Security Affairs (RINSA), Korea

Rokos Capital Management LLP

Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS)

Royal Danish Embassy

Royal Norwegian Embassy

Royal Norwegian Naval Academy

S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU

Sanoma Media Finland, Helsingin Sanomat

Saudi Military Attaché (Saudi Embassy)

South African High Commission

Sun Pharmaceuticals Limited

Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs

TEAS – The European Azerbaijan Society

The Deane Group

The Economist

The Eranda Foundation

The Guardian

The Olayan Group

The Times

Tokyo Foundation

UK Defence Solutions Centre


United States Embassy

US–UAE Business Council

US Embassy, Singapore