Political and Economic Coexistence・Guest Research Associate
Research Interests / Keywords
|The International Politics of Rakhine Crisis in Myanmar: China, Japan, and United States|
I am writing about the Rakhine Crisis in Myanmar while I am at the CSEAS.
Aung Aung is a regular contributor to the Myanmar-language press under the pen-name Aung Aung IR. He obtained his master’s degrees in international relations, and peace and conflict resolutions from KDI School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea in 2006 and from Duke University in the United States in 2012. He is also a Rotary Peace Fellow. In Myanmar, he worked for the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) (1993-1998), the Myanmar Investment and Commercial Bank (MICB) (1998-2008), Save the Children International (SCI) (2008-2009), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (2011-2012), the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (2013) and The Delegation of European Union in Myanmar (EU) (2014-2019). He also served as guest researcher at the Institute for Security Development Policy (ISDP) in Sweden in 2012 and as a visiting fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore in 2018. At ISDP, his research focused on the role of political parties in promoting democracy in Myanmar, and at ISEAS, his research focused on upcoming 2020 Myanmar’s general elections. At CSEAS, his research will focus on international politics of the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar.