The IFSH’s Centre for OSCE Research (CORE) is a unique institution analyzing the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). CORE cooperates closely with the German Federal Foreign Office, the OSCE, and the national delegations in Vienna. It examines the structures and tools of the OSCE and OSCE-relevant topics such as conflict management, conventional arms control, security sector reform, and human rights. CORE publishes OSCE Insights (the successor to the OSCE Yearbook), trains incoming OSCE Chairs, and coordinates the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions. It also led the creation of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. CORE was created in 2000, with German Federal President Johannes Rau and OSCE Secretary General Ján Kubiš attending the opening ceremony.