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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

Apr 22, 2019

National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) from the Republic of Korea headed by Dr. Jaymin Lee, Vice Chairman of NEAC visited MyanmarISIS

This morning a delegation from the President’s National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) from the Republic of Korea headed by Dr. Jaymin Lee, Vice Chairman of NEAC visited MyanmarISIS and had discussions on the current Socio-Economic situation in Myanmar as well as the Economic Policy and outlook of the economy of Myanmar. He also briefed MyanmarISIS on the New Southern Policy of Korea. The discussions concluded on the way forward to enhancing cooperation between ROK and Myanmar. The NEAC is an organization established under the constitution of ROK to provide policy advice to the President of Korea on matters concerning the National Economy.

Apr 4, 2019

Talk on “France, a neighbouring country of Indo-Pacific Region” by H.E. Mr. Christian LECHERVY, Ambassador of France

H.E. Mr. Christian LECHERVY, Ambassador of France to Myanmar gave a lecture on “France, a neighbouring country of Indo-Pacific Region” at Myanmar ISIS today from 10 a.m. to noon. The presentation was attended by Myanmar ISIS members, Dean of Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador of Brunei H.E. Mr. Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Pahlawan Colonel(R) Dato Paduka Haji Abdu’r Rahmani bin Dato Paduka Haji Basir, the Ambassador of the Philippines H.E. Mr. Eduardo E. Kapunan, Jr., interns at Myanmar ISIS, officials from Political Department and Strategic Studies and Training Department from MOFA, Students and Professors from IR Department from Yangon and Dagon Universities. The Ambassador shared his insights on France’s position regarding the Indo-Pacific Strategy taking into account Franceh Territories in the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. ASEAN as well as Myanmar’s role in this strategy was discussed at length by the Ambassador. His presentation was followed by a round of Q and A.

Feb 27, 2019

Talk on “Japan-Myanmar Relations - the Experiences of a Diplomat" by H.E. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA

H.E. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar made a presentation on "Japan-Myanmar Relations - the Experiences of a Diplomat" at MISIS to an audience of MISIS members, MAAS Chairman and Vice Chairman, professors and students of IR Department of Yangon and Dagon Universities as well as senior officers from MOFA. He touched upon the background of Japan-Myanmar Relations during the different political eras of Myanmar with special emphasis on relations during U Thein Sein Administration and the present NLD Government.

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Ba Hla Aye's presentation at the Roundtable on the Korean Peninsula


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