ABOUT
IMAN

Based in Kuala Lumpur, IMAN Research is a think tank which focuses on the domains of protective security, peacebuilding and sustainable development. Research is spearheaded by experts with extensive local and international experience in the areas of prevention/counter violent extremism, ethnic-religious issues, social policy and community resilience and engagement such as participatory approach in urban  policy and research and psycho-social intervention with communities in or from conflict zones.

WHAT
WE DO

IMAN seeks to understand a country and a society on a national, regional and global scale, by understanding what makes society tick from the following perspectives of faith, history, social science, psychology, to name a few.

AREAS WE COVER/

SECURITY

IMAN’s foray into security began with its first project, Assalamualaikum! which explored young Malay Muslim identity. Today, security, inter-ethnic and race relation issues remain to be IMAN’s core focus.

ECONOMY

In many of IMAN’s projects and research, the need to understand the demographic’s socio-economic landscape influences the political and ethnic environment.

SOCIO-CULTURAL

A nation needs to be understood from the lens of sociology and culture. What is the language and cultural make-up of a people, and how does a country’s politics influence a nation?

OUR PARTNERS

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide on the ground realities through rigorous academic and informal research, working with academics, journalists, activists and policy makers. The data is then provided to governments, development actors and specialists working in policy.

OUR VISION

We aim to be a regional think tank focusing on society, beliefs and perception, and have regional reach. ASEAN is our playground, while Malaysia is home.

OUR PUBLICATIONS VIEW ALL

Exit and Rebuild: a need for a focused strategy – Part 1

One year on and Malaysia is still implementing the same strategy. The harsh measures have caused severe socio-economic damage. This

Advisory – June 2021, No. 10

What a discouraging year 2021 has been!   Malaysians have never been timid in voicing out their displeasure, but they

advisory – Nov 2020, No. 9

In times of crisis, the most vulnerable tends to be forgotten. A walk around our cities shows us that the

THE PANJIALAM MONOGRAPHS VIEW ALL

The Real Divide: Class Insensitivity in Times of Crisis

They say ignorance is bliss, but what happens when being tone deaf gets you into trouble? From designer face masks

Mencari Intipati Agama di Era Pandemik

Dari sudut teologi, ada satu pengajaran penting yang dapat kita pelajari dari situasi wabak Covid-19 ini. Ketika ritual-ritual agama yang

COVID-19: The New Normal

The lifting of current restrictions, whenever that is, should not signify an immediate return to business as usual.  Malaysia is