Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS)
The Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS) is a non-governmental, non-partisan “think-and-do-tank” providing principal stakeholders with the insight needed to navigate the opportunities and challenges of the ongoing peace and security transition in Myanmar.
Our primary areas of focus include:
- Federalism and Constitutional Reform
- Security Dialogue in the Peace Process
- Conflict Monitoring and Analysis
- Peacebuilding and Development
In our vision, MIPS operates as an independent, non-partisan, national-led, policy research organization that enjoys the confidence of the country’s peace and security stakeholders in the process of facilitating policy-making and implementation related to the peace and security transition in Myanmar.
To achieve a peaceful transition to a democratic and federal union.
The overall objective of MIPS is to support the peace process and the security sector transformation in a manner that conforms to democratic norms, consolidates the peace process, and fosters national reconciliation among the country’s numerous ethnic and political groups.
How We Operate
MIPS operates on the basis of four broad principles:
First, MIPS functions as an independent professional platform;
Second, the work of MIPS is practical and problem-driven in orientation, rather than academic, in order to ensure that its outputs (both research and policy advice) are accessible to all engaged in Myanmar’s peace and security transformation;
Third, MIPS adopts an inclusive approach. It seeks to engage with the full range of relevant stakeholders and narrow the current gap among civilians, the military, and EAOs by bringing all sides together in a pragmatic and rigorous policy debate about peace and security matters; and
Fourth, MIPS maintains a focus on learning by doing. Rather than out-sourcing activities to external experts, we carry out as much work as possible in-house (with external mentoring as necessary) and draw on experience from other countries to stimulate consideration of alternative security and justice arrangements that might better serve the people of Myanmar.
Selected media mentions
Myanmar Military Sets up New Committee for Peace Talks - The Irrawaddy
Aung San Suu Kyi set to win second term as Myanmar votes - The Bharat Express News
Public spat before Myanmar polls underlines military-civilian tussle - The Straits Times
Over 1.5M Myanmar minority voters de-franchised; triggers outrage - The Siasat Daily
Vote cancellations trigger outrage among Myanmar minority voters - Al Jazeera English
UEC reviews cancellation of upcoming election in some regions - Eleven Myanmar
Myanmar Electoral Body Condemned for Choice of No-Voting Areas - The Irrawaddy
Myanmar Heads Into Next Round of Peace Talks Amid Criticism, Indecision - Radio Free Asia
Government Excludes Rebel Arakan Army From Myanmar Peace Conference - Radio Free Asia
Myanmar Alleges 'One Foreign Country' (China) Arming Insurgent Groups On Its Territory - Indian Defence News
Myanmar Army Rejects Cease-fire Proposal From Arakan Army And Allies - Radio Free Asia
Myanmar govt seeks resumption of ceasefire meeting in March - The Myanmar Times
Xi says China never sells weapons to Myanmar armed groups - The Myanmar Times
Meeting the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Myanmar - Union Daily Newspaper
Sparking change through research - Phys.org
Shan youth look for a post-election government to tackle chronic lack of development - Burma News International
Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Myanmar’s Armed Forces Soldier on - The Diplomat Magazine
Myanmar’s India Balancing Act - The Diplomat Magazine
Alexander Soros in Myanmar a week before Xi's visit - Eleven Myanmar
With eyes on Indian Ocean, Chinese president Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar - Hindustan Times
Xi’s Upcoming Visit to Myanmar Could Reshape the Indian Ocean Region - The Diplomat Magazine