By mandate of the Philippine Foreign Service Act of 1991, or R.A. 7157, the FSI maintains a Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS).

CIRSS undertakes studies in support of the formulation, review and dissemination of Philippine foreign policy. It also organizes conferences, round table discussions (RTD), lectures, and forums as channels for interaction, cooperation and integration of the efforts of local and foreign experts from government, private and academic sectors on foreign policy issues and their domestic implications.

  • Area Studies Sections
  • Traditional Security Studies Section
  • Non-Traditional Security Studies Section
  • International Organizations Section
  • ASEAN Programs Section
  • Special Projects Section