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.

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 Asia Prospect

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 Asia Prospect

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

The BCIM Economic Corridor and Chinese investments in Myanmar
T.note n. 43 (RISE serie #8)

Sep 27, 2017 T.notes Anja Senz Asia Prospect

Asia's regionalization trend led to the formulation of numerous economic cooperation initiatives. These, however, often lack a clear implementation strategy.

The Arakan/Rohingya Crisis
T.note n. 42 (RISE serie #7)

Sep 23, 2017 T.notes Han Ka Asia Prospect

Several major confrontations have occurred in Arakan since World War II, creating lasting distrust between the followers of different religious creeds. These conflicts are related to issues which all have their roots deep in the country’s past.

Reflecting on China’s presence in the Mediterranean region
T.note n.41 (ChinaMed Series #2)

Sep 6, 2017 T.notes Andrea Ghiselli Global China

President Xi Jinping's “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) came with the promise of a deeper Chinese political and economic engagement in international affairs. If successful, the BRI is bound to reshape regions near and far away from China.

The ‘Lucky’ Ones: Land, Citizenship, and Inequality in the Wa Self-Administered Division
T.note n. 40 (RISE Series #6)

Aug 12, 2017 T.notes Naomi Hellmann Asia Prospect

In the Wa autonomous areas that run along the Sino-Burmese border, disparities in material wealth raise important questions about land ownership.

Opium and ‘Development’ in Myanmar: the political economy of a resurgent crop
T.note 39 (RISE Series #5)

Aug 4, 2017 T.notes Patrick Meehan Asia Prospect

Shan State is the source of over 95 percent of opium in Southeast Asia. Over the past three decades, demand for and addiction to opium derivatives has risen dramatically in the region, often with devastating effects for communities throughout Myanmar.

Fine-tuning Myanmar’s so-called ‟ethnic conflict”: a side note to the 21st Century Panglong Conference
T.note n. 38 (RISE Series #4)

Jul 28, 2017 T.notes Karin Dean Asia Prospect

The 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference attests to the most contemporary relevance of the country’s historic planning by exploiting the name Panglong in its title. Yet, what this will entail for the future of ethnic nationalities in contemporary Myanmar is still unclear.

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