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.

Can the NLD claim the high ground?
T.Note n.37 (RISE series #3)

Jul 25, 2017 T.notes Nicholas Farrelly Asia Prospect

Since the National League for Democracy's landslide November 2015 election victory, discussions on Myanmar's future have taken an interesting turn. Once again, Aung San Suu Kyi is confronted with challenges that could potentially jeopardize her moral and political authority.

Why Institutions of Security Can Fail to Provide Experiences of Security
T.Note n.36 (HS series #5)

Jul 21, 2017 T.notes Gearoid Millar Violence & Security

Institutions of security are critical for peaceful governance in states throughout the world. It is for this reason that so much funding is devoted to Security Sector Reform (SSR) in post-conflict peacebuilding. However, do such processes result in experiences of security?

The End of Europe as We Know It?
T.Note n.35 (TIC series #3)

Jul 17, 2017 T.notes Rebecca Arcesati Global China

As 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the very project of European integration faces challenges and uncertainties.

Why Myanmar’s ethnic minorities lose faith in federalism and peace
T.Note n.34 (RISE series #2)

Jun 29, 2017 T.notes David Brenner Asia Prospect

For years, most of Myanmar’s ethnic minorities, including the Kachin, have put their faith in Aung San Suu Kyi to reconcile the country. Her landslide victory in the country’s historic 2015 elections, was not least secured through the support from ethnic minority voters. As armed conflict has continued and even intensied since Aung San Suu Kyi’s rise to power, many of these erstwhile supporters feel betrayed.

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 Asia Prospect

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 (ChinaMed series #1)

May 9, 2017 T.notes Sajjad Talebi Global China

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.

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