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.

What are the achievements of 16+1 after five years of existence?
T.note N. 53 (ChinaMed Series #3)

Dec 31, 2017 T.notes Anastas Vangeli Global China

On November 26-27, the Sixth Summit of the Heads of Governments of China and the sixteen countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe took place in Budapest, marking the fifth anniversary since the establishment of the 16+1 platform. The meeting itself was business as usual. At the same time, unlike in the past, this Summit gained unprecedented coverage in international media, with skeptical and critical takes on China-CESEE relations dominating the discourse.

China’s Growing Presence in the Pacific, and Local Reactions
T.note n. 52 (RISE series #13)

Dec 28, 2017 T.notes Denghua Zhang Changing World Politics

“China has become a new option for PNG when it seeks external opportunities for economic and development cooperation. It has become a bargaining chip for the island country in acquiring more aid and benefits from traditional donors”.

The Philippines’ Relations with China: A Pragmatic Perspective under President Duterte
T.note n. 51 (RISE series #12)

Dec 26, 2017 T.notes Andrea Chloe Wong Changing World Politics

The Philippines’ relations with China have recently experienced turbulence, with the occurrence of various controversies and disputes. The issues behind development projects have cast doubts on the integrity of Chinese investments and revealed the venality of Philippine institutions. Moreover, the fiery and contentious maritime row between the two countries has led to the deterioration of bilateral ties. These long-standing hostilities have brought diplomatic relations to their lowest point since they were established in June 1975.

Counter-terrorism in the United Kingdom: between security and human rights
T.note 50

Dec 18, 2017 T.notes Stefano Bonino Violence & Security

The ways in which the state responds to the threat of terrorism often involve measures that depart from long-established legal principles, including fundamental rights.

China’s Economy in the New Era
T.note 49 (TIC Series #4)

Dec 11, 2017 T.notes Rebecca Arcesati Global China

In what Michael Pettis defines as an "ideal rebalancing scenario" for the Chinese economy, China has to reset its GDP target at around 2 to 3 percent.

Between the lines of Australia’s Chinese influence debate
T.note 48 (RISE Series #11)

Nov 27, 2017 T.notes Sam Hardwick Changing World Politics

The words “Chinese influence” have become shorthand for a multitude of hot-button issues that are starting to affect Australian perceptions of China’s power.

ASEAN seen from China: a non-mainstream view of a necessary relationship
T.note n. 47 (RISE series #10)

Nov 10, 2017 T.notes Zha Daojiong Changing World Politics

It would be erroneous to see Southeast Asia as little more than an object for strategic competition between Beijing, on one hand, and Washington and its allies, on the other.

The Politics of Conflict-Generated Diasporas
T.note n. 46 (HS series #6)

Oct 31, 2017 T.notes Elise Féron Violence & Security

Diasporas originating from conflict are the ones that have received the most attention, making the study of conflict-generated diasporas all the more necessary.

The Belt one Road Initiative: a Project Made of Paper or Cement?
T.note n. 45 (CMBP Series #6)

Oct 24, 2017 T.notes Edoardo Agamennone Global China

While departing from the idea of merely being an "updated" version of the Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative seems to have grown out of hand.

Local conflict resolution strategies and unequal access to justice in Mon State
T.note n. 44 (RISE serie #9)

Oct 4, 2017 T.notes Annika Pohl Harrisson Changing World Politics

In search for help, the muslim residents of Burma no longer rely on allegedly corrupt institutions, turning to their personal connections instead.

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