Forum for Strategic Studies (FORST) was founded as a research group at the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade – the oldest scientific institution in Serbia for research in the social sciences, in the winter semester 2018/2019.
For the first two years of its existence (until the end of 2020), the Forum for Strategic Studies operated at the Institute of Social Sciences as a research group organizing events, conferences, forums and round tables at the Institute, with assistance of associates of the Institute of Social Sciences and funding by the Institute.
In 2019, the Forum for Strategic Studies launches a project of a large annual conference called Strategic Streams with the intention of discussing the most important strategic event that affects Europe, the Balkans and the world in a given year, with intention of gathering at the conference distinguished guests; experts, diplomats, decision makers, professors, scientists and high-ranking strategists from the country, the region and the world, who would exchange their opinions, insights and ideas on future strategic streams, once (or several times) a year at conference Strategic Streams. For now, several annual conferences Strategic Streams (2019, 2021, 2022 …) have been held, which managed to gather in the Belgrade distinguished high-ranking guests from the region and the world who discussed the main happenings that determined the world and regional politics in the given year (pandemic of Covid-19, the retirement of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European and world politics after her era, etc.)
After two years of existence (since the beginning of 2021), Forum for Strategic Studies (FORST) begins its activities as an independent think tank, with the vision to become one of the main regional centers in the Balkans for fields of strategic studies, international relations, geopolitics, geostrategy and international diplomacy. Forum for Strategic Studies (FORST), as an independent think tank and independent organization, develop an network of experts in the mentioned areas with the aim of cooperation with domestic and foreign institutions, state bodies, international organizations, corporations, domestic and foreign companies and other legal entities, offering expertise and analysis in the mentioned areas.
Forum for Strategic Studies (FORST), as an independent and non-profit think tank, launch its website (www.forst.rs ) in 2021 as a kind of online magazine in the field of strategic studies, international relations, geopolitics, geostrategy and international diplomacy.
Wherever it operates, regardless of place, format and time, Forum for Strategic Studies (FORST) follows its vision, remaining loyal to its mission and its goals, defined at its very beginnings.