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Identity manipulation and spontaneous mobilization: the persistence of low-intensity conflict in the Rwenzori region
T.Note n.33 (HS series #4)

Jun 27, 2017 T.notes Stefano Ruzza Violence & Security

Among the violent events that have affected – and unfortunately still affect – Uganda, a prominent place is undoubtedly occupied by the insurgency in the northern regions, the key figure of which is the infamous Joseph Kony. Less well known, also due to lower levels of violence, are the vicissitudes affecting the western portion of the country, in particular the region called Rwenzori.

Sustainable Development in China – Reducing Inequality
T.Note n.32 (TIC series #2)

Jun 23, 2017 T.notes Nico Wrobel Global China

In an effort to foster inclusiveness in the workplace for people with disabilities, a group of Chinese NGOs call for greater government support. Individual awareness and commitment to the cause, however, may prove to be just as essential.

From iron ore to beams: Chinese buyers, overseas real estate, and infrastructure assets
T.Note n.31 (CMBP Series #5)

Jun 20, 2017 T.notes Edoardo Agamennone Global China

The seemingly never-ending flow of real estate purchases made by wealthy Chinese in premium locations, and the overseas investments in infrastructure made by Chinese firms and funds have something in common. While they are the effects of issues troubling the Chinese economy, they are also causes of the distortions currently affecting developed economies.

Centrifugal tendencies and Myanmar’s long wars
T.note N.30

May 15, 2017 T.notes Nicholas Farrelly

Nowadays most of Myanmar’s severe policy conversations quickly lurch into consideration of federalism: the need to find a basis for distributing power and wealth between Myanmar’s diverse regions and peoples.

Iran-China Relations: An Iranian Perspective
T.note N.29

May 9, 2017 T.notes Sajjad Talebi

China and Iran are the modern heirs to two ancient civilizations, a fact that shapes their interactions and colors their leaders’ sense of identity and place in the contemporary world. Sino-Iranian relations will become even more intense and strategic as the interests shared by the two nations develop within China's "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI), as well as through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Climate change and natural resources in the Arctic
T.Note N.28

May 3, 2017 T.notes Temuu Palosaari Violence & Security

There is growing interest in Arctic sea routes, and in natural resources that become available as the sea ice melts: the Arctic has become a new “hotspot” in international politics.

A Confucian World Order?
T.note n.27

Apr 17, 2017 T.notes Julia Rosa

We live in the best of times and in the worst of times. Indeed, we have seen many profound advances in technology aimed at solving issues such as world hunger, poverty, or climate change. Can Confucianism still teach us about the world order?

CONTEMPORARY JAPAN THROUGH THE LENS OF SELF-REPRESENTATION
T.Note N.26

Apr 13, 2017 T.notes Arianna Alessia Armao, Sebastiano Andrea Bellomo, Sonia Fidelbo

While operating in a context of growing interconnectedness, political actors construct their identities through multiple channels of self-representation. Which expectations on Japan's search for a soft-power narrative in the age of Abenomics?

China’s Stance on Globalization: the Heretic Preaching to the Choir, or the Prelude to a Conversion?
T.note n. 25 (CMBP series #4)

Mar 7, 2017 T.notes Edoardo Agamennone Global China

This year started with Xi Jinping calling for the defense of capitalism and free trade at the 2017 World Economic Forum; is China about to strip the United States of its trappings of global leadership?

China’s belt and road initiative and the new centrality of the Mediterranean
T.note n. 24 (Pangoal Wisdom Talk Series)

Feb 10, 2017 T.notes Martina Poletti Global China

Last November, Beijing's Pangoal Institute hosted a delegation from the Torino World Affairs Institute to discuss the Belt and Road Initiative and its broader implications for Sino-Italian relations.

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