The Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) has been ranked one of the top 10 public policy research institutes in the world. The list compiled out of 7,586 think tanks and by the US-based Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program - was the only institute on the list from the Middle East. "The international recognition of INSS and its ranking within the top ten leading institutes is a great honor," said Dr. Zvi Shtauber, INSS director. "The ranking acknowledges both the institute's activities and its quality research. There is no doubt that this demonstrates the need for research institutions to participate in the public discussion in Israel and among its decision makers," said Shtauber.