The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) has signed an MoU with Brookings India, one of South Asia’s leading think tanks.

The MoU, signed at the South Asian Diaspora Convention, would have ISAS and Brookings India work collaboratively on areas such as international trade and economics, India-China comparative studies, international relations and India’s energy security options.

These initiatives would include faculty exchanges in various fields, said ISAS, a Singapore think tank in the National University of Singapore.

The two organisations would also work together on bilateral seminars, symposiums and panel discussions on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

“Our partnerships with Brookings India will build significant relationships across South Asia for ISAS, providing our researchers opportunities to develop deeper insights on the social, political and economic trends of the South Asian region,” ISAS Director Professor Tan Tai Yong said.

“The collective strength and strong reputations of our organisations will also create greater visibility for our publications and drive greater awareness and understanding of the region as a whole,” he said.

The MoU follows swiftly on the heels of ISAS’ recent partnership with the South Asian Archive, which provides access to culturally and historically significant literary materials produced in and around the South Asia region.

The Archive, a digital resource that spans the humanities and social sciences, offers instant access to over 4.5 million pages of original source material.