The Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISCRAN) firmly occupies a leading place among research institutes, becoming a kind of ‘think tank’, i.e. a community of renowned study experts from the United States and Canada. The Institute was founded in 1967 by Academician G.A. Arbatov, who headed it until 1995, when the director was S.M. Horns. ISCRAN is one of the main centers for developing recommendations for senior government agencies on issues of domestic, foreign and military policy, on the problems of economic restructuring of the Russian national economy.
Collaboration has been ongoing since 2016. Various research and development events, such as conferences, seminars, etc., are regularly held at the Institute of the USA and Canada RAS.