T.notes

T.wai's T.notes are 2-page texts that address the major issues of international debate at the global and regional level, building a broad involvement in the high levels of politics and experts of the major teams of research centers at the international level.

Whither EU–Russia Relations?
T.note n.77 - HS series #11

Apr 8, 2019 T.notes Irina Busygina Violence & Security

Today, relations between Russia and the European Union are in a deep and protracted crisis: what started as a project of high hopes, ambitions and enthusiasm in the early 1990s is now associated with deep disappointment, despite the geographical proximity and economic interdependence that arguably compel both sides to cooperate. Why has the relationship between Russia and the EU deteriorated so quickly and seemingly irreversibly – at least in the short and medium term?

Combating insecurity through membership? Gang girls in Medellín, Colombia
T.note n. 76

Apr 1, 2019 T.notes Katharina Mann Violence & Security

Membership provides young women with a feeling of belonging, a social space that offers them the opportunity to gain self-esteem and to position themselves in a harsh society.

Cambodian Perspective on China
T.note n. 75 (RISE Series #23)

Jan 8, 2019 T.notes Chheang Vannarith Asia Prospect

In Phnom Penh, China is regarded as the core economic and strategic partner as Cambodia seeks to diversify its sources of economic growth, modernize, connect its infrastructure, and integrate its economy with the region and the world at large.

Hovering between peace and war: the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
T.note N. 74

Dec 20, 2018 T.notes Luca Jourdan Violence & Security

The elections represent a crossroads: they might bring some sort of stability, essential for rebuilding the country, or they might exacerbate the existing conflict dynamics, plunging the country back into civil war.

Conceptualising Asian regionalism
T.note n. 73 (RISE SERIES #22)

Dec 11, 2018 T.notes Shaun Breslin Asia Prospect

Before you can even start to put in place new and effective regional governance mechanisms, you have to first find agreement on a rather fundamental question: what exactly is the region that needs to be governed?

What’s in a term? The challenge of finding common terminology for ethnic alliance-building in Myanmar’s peace process
T.note n. 72

Dec 7, 2018 T.notes SiuSue Mark, SiuSue Mark Violence & Security

The challenge among ethnic actors to reach an agreement over terminology weakens their efforts to articulate collective identities and desired alternatives.

Education fever in China: the significance of cultural capital for ideas of class and status
T.note n. 71

Oct 26, 2018 T.notes Arianna Ponzini Global China

Education is paramount for Chinese middle-class families. However, education is only one aspect of cultural capital, which consists of a wider set of social assets, promotes social mobility in a stratified society, and confers social status and power.

War and the coming of Artificial Intelligence
T.NOTE N. 70

Oct 14, 2018 T.notes Christopher Coker Violence & Security

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already transforming our lives, for good or ill. And in the case of war, killing machines are not just the weapons of the future; they are already here.

Vietnam’s active diplomacy to engage with China’s increasing regional presence
T.note n. 69 (RISE series #21)

Sep 10, 2018 T.notes Pham Sy Thanh Asia Prospect

China’s increased ‘soft power’ in terms of economic and cultural relations in Southeast Asia clearly presents a great opportunity for Vietnam while posing new challenges in terms of security, politics and diplomacy.

Minsk Agreements: a difficult solution for Ukraine
T.NOTE N. 68

Aug 7, 2018 T.notes Giulio Benedetti Violence & Security

While the conflict has stalled, the reality around it has changed. Although diplomatic progress is being made, the road to peace and to the lifting of conflict-related sanctions needs to pass through the implementation of the Minsk Agreements: an outcome that, for the time being, Kiev might find difficult to deliver.

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