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Beyond the handshake moment: peace agreements and the ending of civil wars

Over the past thirty years, peace agreements reached following civil wars have rarely lived up to their promises, let alone the hopes for societal transformation and ‘positive peace’ adumbrated at the time of their signature.

La pandemia da COVID-19 nel Sud-Est asiatico

[IT] La pandemia da COVID-19, scoppiata nei primi mesi del 2020, ha messo a dura prova i sistemi sanitari del Sud-Est asiatico e ha provocato una crisi economica che non si registrava da oltre vent’anni. Il numero di infezioni e di morti nella regione è stato nettamente più basso rispetto alle cifre registrate in Europa e negli Stati Uniti, grazie alla prontezza e all’esperienza mostrate da alcuni governi nel contenere il contagio attraverso una rigorosa applicazione della quarantena e di efficaci sistemi di tracciamento. Tuttavia, la diffusione della variante Delta del nuovo coronavirus è attualmente fonte di grande preoccupazione per alcuni Stati come la Thailandia, la Malaysia e l’Indonesia, i quali hanno reintrodotto nuove forme di isolamento e mantenuto in vigore le misure di distanziamento sociale per evitare che l’ennesima e allarmante ondata di infezioni si diffonda in maniera incontrollata.

Taking a sneak peek at the future worlds of entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia

What do we mean when we speak of entrepreneurship? We will be focusing on entrepreneurship of opportunity: that is, when people embark on entrepreneurial activity because they identify a unique idea or advantage that they believe will add value to society. This means that not all self-employed or individual owned businesses fall into our purview; we are interested solely in businesses originating from the opportunities that arise from the unique gaps that they identify. The core element here is the voluntary undertaking of risk.

Europe-China and the Third Way: Steering Order in Times of Change. Evidence from the AIIB and WTO reform

Anna Caffarena and Giuseppe Gabusi (T.wai & Università di Torino) are authors of the article “Europe-China and the Third Way: Steering Order in Times of Change. Evidence from the AIIB and WTO reform” in the book edited by Li Xing for Routledge.

Drivers of Global Change: Responding to East Asian Economic and Institutional Innovation

East Asia is the region to watch, not only because it contains the world’s most dynamic economies, but also because its combined rise and systemic innovation necessitate new reflections on governance at all levels, from local to global. Well aware as I am that ideas shape the world, I wish to express my gratitude to the distinguished scholars who have enthusiastically participated in this project and all those who have, since its inception, supported an exercise in foresight that may well prove decisive in the coming years.

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