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.

A Confucian World Order?
T.note n.27

Apr 17, 2017 T.notes Julia Rosa Global China

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 Asia Prospect

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.

Human (In)Security in Africa and Climate Change
T.note n. 23 (Human Security Series #2)

Nov 16, 2016 T.notes Charles Geisler Violence & Security

Africa can teach humanity a lesson on resilience and recovery from global climate change trauma and warfare, writes Cornell University Professor Charles Geisler.

Xi Jinping: comrade and core leader
T.note n. 22 (November 2016)

Nov 2, 2016 T.notes Giovanni B. Andornino Global China

The 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party conferred Xi Jinping the title of 'core leader' at the end of the 6th Plenum last week; yet, "the political significance of this latest development in the Chinese semantics of power appears to be overstated", T.wai Vice President Giovanni Andornino writes.

Working from the ground up – Everyday peace indicators
T.note n. 21 (Human Security Series #1)

Oct 24, 2016 T.notes Roger Mac Ginty Violence & Security

Roger Mac Ginty and Pamina Firchow elaborate on the Everyday Peace Indicators project, illustrating what do terms like “peace” and “security” mean to post-conflict societies.

The Silk Road in the Balkans: Context and Prospects
T.note n. 19 (September 2016)

Sep 14, 2016 T.notes Anastas Vangeli Global China

Anastas Vangeli evaluates the success of China’s Belt and Road Initiative by looking at the promises Beijing seeks to deliver across the Balkans

The (non) changing business environment in China: still talking the walk
T.note n. 18 (CMBP series #3) September 2016

Sep 8, 2016 T.notes Edoardo Agamennone Global China

As the G20 Summit convenes in Hangzhou, T.wai’s Edoardo Agamennone assesses how attractive is China as a foreign investment destination

China’s financial system: dancing faster than the music?
T.note n. 17 (CMBP series #2) August 2016

Aug 8, 2016 T.notes Edoardo Agamennone Global China

Edoardo Agamennone asks how global financial turmoil is likely to affect the implementation of China’s economic reform agenda

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