A global network of think tanks is being initiated and has asked the SIIA to join as a founding member. The initiative was suggested by the East West Institute of the USA which has a strong record in US-European relations, with offices in Brussels, Moscow and New York. The network contemplates helping develop global mindsets in looking at issues like climate change and energy, and weapons of mass destruction. Exchange of views and young leaders and a virtual network with website resources were possibilities contemplated at the 1st meeting held at Oxford University and attended by SIIA Chairman Simon Tay. Other think tanks invited included those from China, India, Brazil, Africa, UK, Russia, and Dubai.