The Institute for East-West Security Studies

Founded in New York City in 1981, the Institute for East-West Security Studies is an independent international center for research and dialogue. Now called the East-West Institute (EWI), it remains a think tank dedicated to addressing and promoting international security through conferences, public programs, and publications. Throughout the 1980s, the RBF supported the EWI program in U.S.-Soviet relations, providing much-needed general support that enabled it to bring together European, American, and Soviet specialists and officials in a collaborative environment to discuss policy matters and build upon shared concerns.


Before joining the Fund in 2001, Stephen Heintz (center) was executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Institute for East-West Security Studies, pictured here in Croatia in 1992.

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