ISIS Malaysia engages actively in Track Two diplomacy, and promotes the exchange of views and opinions at both the national and international levels.
The Institute has played a role in fostering closer regional integration and international cooperation through forums such as the Asia-Pacific Roundtable, the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies (ASEAN-ISIS), the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and the Network of East Asian Think-Tanks (NEAT).
ISIS is a founding member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) and manages the Council’s Secretariat.
The Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) was established on 8 April 1983 as an autonomous, not-for-profit research organization.
As Malaysia’s premier think-tank, ISIS has been at the forefront of some of the most significant nation-building initiatives in the nation’s history. It was a contributor to the Vision 2020 concept and was consultant to the Knowledge-Based Economy Master Plan initiative.
ISIS Malaysia has a diverse research focus which includes economics, foreign policy, security studies, nation-building, social policy, technology, innovation and environmental studies.
It also undertakes research collaboration with national and international organizations in important areas such as national development and international affairs.