MYANMAR INSTITUTE OF STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

(Myanmar-ISIS)

MYANMAR-ISIS AIMS TO ACT AS AN ACADEMIC INSTITUTE CONCERNED WITH THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND FOREIGN POLICY



Warmest greetings and welcome to our website.


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.


H.E. U NYUNT MAUNG SHEIN
CHAIRMAN OF THE INSTITUTE

Past Events



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.



Aug 24, 2018

Talk on "The Role of Thinks Tank & Society" by Dr. Aung Tun Thet


Talk on "The Role of Thinks Tank & Society" by Dr. Aung Tun Thet, held at the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies - MISIS, was held on 24 Aug. It was attended by Members of MISIS, scholars, teachers and students from IR Departments of the 3 Universities in Yangon.



Aug 8, 2018

U Ba Hla Aye, member of Myanmar ISIS, gives a talk entitled "Responsibility to Protect and Myanmar" at the Academic Talk 4/2018 of the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science at the Yangon University on 8 August 2018.


U Ba Hla Aye talked about the post- Cold War Inter-State and Intra-State situations that prompted the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to propose UN-authorized humanitarian intervention, the 2005 World Summit Outcome that agreed upon the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and the UN’s promotion of RtoP. He explained about the idea to establish a permanent criminal court after WWI and the eventual establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He talked about the ICC Prosecutor’s application for ICC jurisdiction over alleged “deportation” of Bengalis after the ARSA terrorist attacks in October 2016 and August 2017 in Rakhine and why Myanmar is not bound by the ICC Statute.



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