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Due to 50 years of political and economic self isolation from the rest of the world, Myanmar has been somewhat deprived of intellectual platforms where research can be carried out and ideas can be exchanged. The very concept of think-tanks has only recently gained ground in Myanmar, and information gaps still need to be filled.

That is the objective of Myanmar-ISIS: to fill those gaps, with a focus on the analysis of international relations and foreign policy formulations. Here at Myanmar-ISIS we openly welcome Myanmar researchers, especially young and talented ones, as well as collaboration with think-tanks from around the world.

Whilst building a research institute in Myanmar is a long process, we hope with the help of our partners, to be the catalyst for something wonderful. We want young people to be able to use this as a resource to learn, and ideally contribute with their own thoughts, resulting in them being long-term participants in the country's development.

On our website you can find out about our visions, goals, events, projects and publications. We also provide news from different Myanmar sources, and if you feel so inclined, you are welcome to subscribe to our newsletter.

If you have any queries or an interest in collaborating, please do not hesitate to contact us. Let us work together for a better future of our country and people.


Past Events

Nov 9, 2018

MoU signed between Fundacao Alexandre de Gusmao of the Federative Republic of Brazil (FUNAG) and Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar ISIS)

An MoU was signed between Fundacao Alexandre de Gusmao of the Federative Republic of Brazil (FUNAG) and Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar ISIS) for cooperation between the two Institutes on 9 November 2018 at Myanmar ISIS. FUNAG is a think tank under the MOFA of Brazil. The MoU was signed by Chairman of Myanmar ISIS witnessed by the Ambassador of Brazil to Myanmar H.E. Antonio J.M. de Souza e Silva.The MoU was signed by the Brazilian side by the President of FUNAG earlier. This is the first MoU for Myanmar ISIS to sign with a think tank from Latin America. After the signing the ceremony the Ambassador gave a talk on Myanmar-Brazil Bilateral Relations.

Nov 2, 2018

Lecture on the topic “Asia Pacific to Indo-Pacific: What this US-Promoted Shift Means to ASEAN, Russia and Asia”

Today, another lecture was delivered by Dr. Victor Sumsky, Director, ASEAN Centre in MGIMO University, MOFA, Moscow on the topic “Asia Pacific to Indo-Pacific: What this US-Promoted Shift Means to ASEAN, Russia and Asia”. This is the second time that Dr. Victor Sumsky visited Myanmar ISIS, the first time was in 2016. This event was organized by the Ambassador of Russia to Myanmar Dr. Nikolay Listopadov. Myanmar ISIS Chairman, members and the Russian Ambassador together with interns attended the lecture. A lively round of discussions followed the talk. It was encouraging to see that many interns contributed to the discussion by way of raising important and relevant questions on the Indo-Pacific concept. Myanmar ISIS highly appreciates the younger generation for their keen interest to take part in the Q & A session.

Nov 1, 2018

Talk on “Federalism and the German Model of Federalism”

Myanmar ISIS hosted a talk by Mr. Raimund Grafe, Managing Director, Representative of the Free State of Thuringia for Federal Affairs, Berlin on “Federalism and the German Model of Federalism” at Myanmar ISIS conference room on 1 November 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This event was arranged by FES, Yangon. It was attended by MISIS Chairman, members as well as interns at MISIS. Mr. Grafe is Chief of Staff of the delegation of the Free State of Thuringia to the German Federation. He studied political science and economics at the University of Munich and Sciences Po in Paris.

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