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.

The AIIB – rapid response and flexibility: containing COVID-19
T.note n.84

Jun 15, 2020 T.notes Gregory T. Chin Global China Asia Prospects

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, one looks for new signs of hope, new options for managing the exposed vulnerabilities. Euromoney wrote recently that COVID-19 is giving the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) an opportunity to prove its value to the world. From his office in Beijing, the AIIB president, Jin Liqun, has stated that ‘this is a litmus test of our ability to deal with a crisis and emergency’. But what does this mean?

Preventing the Rohingya genocide in Rakhine: The ICJ Provisional Measures in The Gambia v. Myanmar
T.note n.83

Mar 2, 2020 T.notes Mauro Politi Asia Prospects Violence & Security

The recent order by the ICJ in The Gambia v. Myanmar provides a concrete contribution to the efforts of the international institutions aimed at addressing the humanitarian emergency in Myanmar/Bangladesh and preventing the commission of acts of genocide against the Rohingya.

Endangered Cambodian indigenous peoples: Land dispossession and cultural genocide
T.note n.82 - RISE series #25

Jan 24, 2020 T.notes Frédéric Bourdier Asia Prospects

Dispossessed families had little choice – beyond heading for the slums of the major cities – but to migrate to what were ambiguously called the ‘last borders’.

The contribution of civil society organizations in responding to terrorism in Uganda
T.note n.81

Jan 23, 2020 T.notes Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala, Kanakulya Dickson, Venerandah Mbabazi Violence & Security

Among its major findings, the research pointed out that a dual and dynamic response to terrorism exists, affecting the agency of both state and non-state actors.

After the election: between historical invariance and new scenarios in Indonesia
T.note n.80 - RISE series #24

Nov 27, 2019 T.notes Guido Creta Asia Prospects

Indonesian President Jokowi has appointed his rival, former Army Lieutenant General Prabowo, as defense minister. While Jokowi has understood correctly how to navigate the intricate context of Indonesian politics, the role of the military, and the interplay of ethnicity and religion remain open issues for future scenarios in the country.

From the TPP 12 to the TPP 11 and competition with the RCEP
T.note n.79 - RISE series #23

Jun 6, 2019 T.notes Zeno Leoni Asia Prospects

Whether the TPP raises RCEP's future standards will depend on the success and international image of China's capitalism, and on Washington's regional influence.

Increasing public confidence and satisfaction in policing through a victim-centred approach: a pilot project in Kosovo
T.note n.78 - HS series #12

May 6, 2019 T.notes William Brame, Giuseppe Lettieri Violence & Security

In the context of SSR programmes, the victim-centred approach not only changes the way policing institutions evaluate their capacity to address citizens’ concerns, but more importantly it shifts the focus of these evaluations, from the police to the victims.

Whither EU–Russia Relations?
T.note n.77 - HS series #11

Apr 8, 2019 T.notes Irina Busygina Violence & Security

Today, relations between Russia and the European Union are in a deep and protracted crisis: what started as a project of high hopes, ambitions and enthusiasm in the early 1990s is now associated with deep disappointment, despite the geographical proximity and economic interdependence that arguably compel both sides to cooperate. Why has the relationship between Russia and the EU deteriorated so quickly and seemingly irreversibly – at least in the short and medium term?

Combating insecurity through membership? Gang girls in Medellín, Colombia
T.note n.76

Apr 1, 2019 T.notes Katharina Mann Violence & Security

Membership provides young women with a feeling of belonging, a social space that offers them the opportunity to gain self-esteem and to position themselves in a harsh society.

Cambodian Perspective on China
T.note n.75 - RISE Series #23

Jan 8, 2019 T.notes Vannarith Chheang Asia Prospects

In Phnom Penh, China is regarded as the core economic and strategic partner as Cambodia seeks to diversify its sources of economic growth, modernize, connect its infrastructure, and integrate its economy with the region and the world at large.

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