The promotion and encouragement of the exchange of information, upon any major international security issues including those of a political, strategic, economic, social or ecological nature, for the benefit of the local community in Singapore.
(1) Fundraising. This will continue to involve the solicitation of donations from a small number of wealthy individuals and corporations and will be undertaken in much the same manner as the Lee Kuan Yew Conference Room appeal. The Lee Kuan Yew Conference Room, which was opened by the Minister Mentor when he visited the IISS London headquarters in September 2008, will remain open for donations until September 2010.
(2) Disbursements for Research. Facilitating the establishment of an active Singapore-based research programme, which will be concerned with not only the Asia-Pacific but strategic and security issues in other regions.