Georgian Foundation for Strategic International Studies -GFSISEstablished in 1998, the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) is an independent, non-profit policy think tank dedicated to helping improve public policy decision-making in Georgia through research and analysis, training of policymakers and policy analysts, and public education about the strategic issues, both domestic and international, facing Georgia and the Caucasus in the 21st century. The activities of the Foundation are aimed at promoting democracy and enhancing regional cooperation. Most of the Foundations`s staff members are former high-ranking government officials. They possess a unique mixture of government policy expertise and academic achievement. The Foundation staff`s significant ties with the country`s political leaders and educational institutions help the Foundation raise the profile of Georgia`s opportunities and problems, promote dialogue between the government and research community, and train the next generation of leaders who will shape the future of the country. Rondeli foundation brings together experts working in multiple disciplines. In order to carry out research projects and training, it attracts leading Georgian analysts for individual and joint studies on a contract basis.