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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

Oct 3, 2018

Researchers from Aceh visiting MISIS

Today, three scholars from Aceh, Indonesia paid a visit to Myanmar ISIS. They had a cordial exchange of views on how to promote connectivity between Aceh, Myanmar and India on sea and air routes. The group was led by TEUKU CUT MAHMUD AZIZ, lecturer of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, AlMuslim University, Aceh. From Myanmar side Myanmar ISIS Chairman, Ambassador U Wynn Lwin, U Kyee Myint, U Ba Hla Aye, Professor Daw Carole Ann Chit Tha and U Khin Maung Lynn took part in the discussion. Aceh and Myanmar are geographically close but the people are far away from each other because of lack of connectivity and contacts. The Indonesian scholars are here in Yangon to find out ways to strengthen relations between Aceh and Myanmar in particular and between Myanmar and Indonesia in general. They are conducting research on this project which is funded and supported by the MOFA of Indonesia.

Sep 17, 2018

29th Country Coordinators’ Meeting of Network of East Asian Think Tanks, in Yangon

29th meeting of NEAT CCM Co-chaired by NEAT Myanmar and NEAT China took place at Yangon Melia Hotel on 17 September 2018. The meeting discussed on NEAT China’s working group report titled "Mapping an EAEC Blueprint 2030: for an Open and Innovative East Asia", NEAT Korea’s "East Asian Socio-Cultural Connectivity", NEAT Japan’s "Enhancing the East Asian Food Security Mechanisms: APTERR's Contribution to Food security and Disaster Prevention", and NEAT Thailand’s "Mainstreaming Disability in East Asian Economic Community: Breaking Barriers and Creating Inclusive Society through Mutual Collaboration". Then, Memorandum for submission to the SOM was drafted and approved at the meeting.

Aug 29, 2018

Bilateral Talks on Korea-Myanmar Relations and Korea’s New Southern Policy

Chancellor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), H.E. Mr. Cho Byung-jae and delegation visited MISIS and held bilateral discussions on Myanmar - Korea Relations and Korea’s New Southern Policy, on 29th August 2018 from 10:00 am to 12 noon.

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