About Us

Introduction

  1. Established in 2015, IRIS Institute is an independent think-tank dedicated to innovative and strategic studies on the framework of national power and national power development agenda.
  2. IRIS Institute adopts an interdisciplinary and multilevel analysis approach, encompassing national, regional and international perspectives, to produce high-quality and holistic research insights.
  3. IRIS Institute publishes and disseminates its research, analyses and recommendations to guide strategic planning and decision making for national leaders, policymakers and strategic communities around the world in general and particularly in Malaysia.

Background

  1. Given Malaysia’s abundance of resources and geographical advantages, Malaysia has enormous potential to be a regional powerhouse. In addition,  Malaysia has inherited the wealth of cultural and intellectual treasures from the Malay civilization to be the center of new civilizational power in the Nusantara region.
  2. However, after nearly 7 decades of independence, the country is still under the long shadow of colonialism and recovering from the impacts of more than 400 years of colonial exploitation. Malaysia’s true potential and capabilities is yet to be fully unleashed. Regrettably, the agenda of national power development to make Malaysia a strong, developed and sovereign nation has not received the attention it deserves.

Our Main Focuses

Strategic Monitoring​

Observing trends in strategic development and its implications, from both national and global interests via our integrated monitoring method. This encompasses open-sources and actors monitoring systems, and statistical and strategic reports analysis. IRIS commits in producing our insights on the significant geopolitical megatrends through our publications of; news summary (RADAR), periodic reports (LANDSKAP), strategic reports and online portal (FOKUS+).

Strategic Research​

Conducting in-depth and interdisciplinary research with strategically-developed framework, that is driven by national interest of its potential. IRIS believes by formulating the fundamental development of national resources could steering the national power in global landscape. Our research are conducted via integrated research methodologies, either by performing field research with empirical evidences or conceptual discourse and analysis that are collaborated with our fellow scholars and experts. IRIS commits in publishing our research findings through various book publications, peer-reviewed journal (IJISTRA), and strategic presentations and sharings with various stakeholders and targeted audiences.

Strategic Dialogue​

Facilitating series of dialogues that encourage exchanges of ideas and inspirations among Muslim World leaders, national strategic stakeholders, key-industry players and civil organisations. IRIS upholds that the best solution in addressing challenges and fostering innovative ideas regarding national power comes from the practice of collaboration and cooperation. Our National Power Dialogue serves as the primary platform for strategic discussions – revolving the theme of national power, national development through its resources and national challenges.

Strategic Conference​

Organizing an international and periodic conference that focuses on mutual understandings on the importance of knowledge and research sharing among scholars, experts and academic community. Our International Conference on Interdisciplinary and Strategic Studies (ICRIS) and its published proceedings gather various leading scholars and fellow researchers, and provides an intellectual platform for them. IRIS believes that the core of strategic research is the development and dispersion of a more comprehensive and precise body of knowledge, with the crucial insights of empirical evidences that are available in the real world.

Meet Our Leadership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Prof. Madya Dr. Norsaleha Mohd Salleh

chairman of the board of directors

Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab FASc

Board of directors

Prof. Dr. Azmil Hashim

Board of directors

Syed Israa' Syed Ibrahim

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Expertise: Middle East, Geopolitics, National Power
Publication:

Contact detail:  israa@iris.institute

 

Mohd Asyraf Mohd Farique

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Expertise: China, Power Game, Global Elites
Publication:

Contact detail: asyraf.farique@iris.institute

Muhd Aiman Ahmad Faudzi

Analyst, Head of Strategic Communication Department

Expertise: Malaysia, Deep State, New World Order
Publication:

Contact detail: aiman@iris.institute, event@iris.institute, icris@iris.institute
 

 

Mohd Zul Fahmi Md Bahrudin

ANALYST, HEAD OF RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

Expertise: Southeast Asia, Malay History & Civilisation, National Power
Publication:

  • Pembandaran Kolonial dan Penghapusan Bangsa Melayu Di Malaysia (Book)
  • Hubungan Geopolitik dan Perdagangan Alam Melayu dengan Dunia Arab (Journal Article)
  • Sejarah Rekrutment Elit Global di Malaysia
  • Konsep Bandar Menurut Peradaban Melayu (Journal Article)
Contact detail: fahmi@iris.institute

Muhammad Wafiq Azman

researcher, HEAD OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT CENTRE (KMC)

Expertise: Malaysia, Politics, Strategic & Network Analysis
Publication:

  • Macau Scam – Pengaruh dan Jaringan Kumpulan Kongsi Gelap Cina Antarabangsa
  • PenChinaan Malaysia: Tergadaikah Tanah Kedaulatan Bangsa? (Book)
  • Senario Global dan Malaysia Pasca COVID-19
  •  Laporan Perkembangan Strategik Antarabangsa, Serantau dan Nasional Januari sehingga Jun 2022
  • Analisa Pilihanraya Umum (PRU) 15
Contact detail: wafiq@iris.institute, kmc@iris.institute

 

Nur Hanis Mohamad Noor

Researcher, Research Department
editor of fokus

Expertise: United States & Europe, Urbanisation, Food Security
Publication:

  • Pembandaran Kolonial dan Penghapusan Bangsa Melayu Di Malaysia (Book)
  •  Dominasi Taikun Kapitalis dalam Projek Penang Smart City dan Iskandar Smart City
  • Peruntukan Kewangan Sekolah Vernakular Cina
  • Tapping the Potential of Rice Research for Sustainable Agricultural Development: Lessons from Malaysia’s PRIs (Journal Article)
Contact detail: hanisnoor@iris.institute

 

 

Adilah Zafirah Mohd Suberi

researcher, Research Department
Editor of IJISTRA

Expertise: Australia & Europe, Economy, National Power
Publication:

  • Konsep Hab Ekonomi: Satu Penilaian Semula (Journal Article)
  • Chip War: From Cold War to Trade War and Cyber War
  • Tahap Kesihatan Mental Rakyat Malaysia Sepanjang Pandemik COVID-19
  • Penguncupan dan Penuaan Populasi Malaysia Pasca Pandemik COVID-19
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) dan Kemampanan Bandar di Malaysia: Satu Kajian Literatur (Proceedings) 
Contact detail: adilahzafirah@iris.institute, ijistra@iris.institute

Fathiah Zulkifli

researcher, knowledge management centre (kmc)

Expertise: Middle East,  Humanities, Database Management
Publication:

  • Norma Baharu: Kesan Pandemik COVID-19 terhadap Pembangunan Malaysia sebagai Peneraju Penyelidikan dan Pusat Rujukan Serantau (Journal Article)
  • Sejarah dan Implikasi Pandemik: Kajian Kes Pandemik Selesema Sepanyol, Selesema Asia dan Selesema Hong Kong (Journal Article)
  •  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) dan Kemampanan Bandar di Malaysia: Satu Kajian Literatur (Proceedings)
Contact detail: fathiahz@iris.institute

Muhd Irfan Izhar

researcher, Strategic Communication Department

Expertise: Malaysia History, Urbanisation, Socioeconomy
Publication:

  • Sejarah dan Implikasi Pandemik: Kajian Kes Pandemik Selsema Sepanyol, Selsema Asia dan Selsema Hong Kong (Journal Article)
  • Naratif Multikulturalisme Menggugat Perpaduan Negara
  • Dasar Kerajaan terhadap Pembangunan Ekonomi Orang Melayu di Kuala Lumpur  1957 – 1974 (Journal Article)
  • Norma Baharu: Kesan Pandemik COVID-19 terhadap Pembangunan Malaysia sebagai Peneraju Penyelidikan dan Pusat Rujukan Serantau (Journal Article)
Contact detail: irfanizhar@iris.institute

Mohd Ali Mohd Zaki

ADMIN, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing DEPARTMENT

Expertise: Middle East, Islamic Studies, Human Resource
Contact details: alizaki@iris.institute, admin@iris.institute, sales@iris.institute, intern@iris.institute

Our Publications

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Strategic Report

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News Brief

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Some Numbers

Some numbers of IRIS Institute

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Researchers
25
Reports Completed
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Projects Completed
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Events Completed

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