Funding: In order to sustain and grow our research programs and achieve our mission, ISW is funded entirely through the support of foundations, corporations, and private individuals. ISW does not accept government funding for research products. Research is driven by events on the ground and based on the priorities of ISW’s leadership and analysts. Foundations may sponsor research. Business entities that do not provide gifts to ISW may occasionally commission brief studies for internal use only on topics related to ISW’s primary research areas, such as a risk-evaluation of a security environment. ISW accepts such commissions on a case by case basis, very rarely, and only when the aforementioned conditions are met.