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 myth of ‘ungoverned space’ – Some implications for exogenous state-building and human security
T.note n. 95 - HS series #17

Dec 21, 2020 T.notes Mats Berdal Violence & Security

A functioning and inclusive political settlement rather than institutional capacity narrowly conceived is necessary for building legitimacy across society for any new ‘post-conflict’ dispensation.

Ebola at the frontier: a new dimension of human security threat on the Uganda-DRC border
T.note n. 94 - HS series #16

Dec 16, 2020 T.notes Jerome Ntege Violence & Security

Ebola created mental barriers between contaminated and ‘clean’ regions that raised national security concerns. These barriers stripped people of their identity – they became viruses themselves – and of their social ties, keeping families and communities apart.

Peacebuilding: who needs a model?
T.note n. 93 - EC series #4

Nov 27, 2020 T.notes Élise Féron Violence & Security

Behind well-established and fixed peacebuilding ‘models’ there always lies the danger of normativity and of a lack of flexibility. Rather than a model, it seems much more promising to foreground a frame within which to design more reflexive, adaptative and respectful peacebuilding strategies.

Good governance and strong institutions beyond the state: the Salween Peace Park in Myanmar
T.note n.92 - HS series #15

Nov 17, 2020 T.notes David Brenner Violence & Security

State-centric frameworks are problematic in building strong and just institutions in war-torn societies.

Cities in a Crisis: COVID-19 and Climate-Fragility Risks in urban environments
T.note n.91 - EC series #3

Nov 6, 2020 T.notes Susanne Wolfmaier Violence & Security

Building back better requires integrated approaches that address the impacts of COVID-19 across sectors, including health, environment, climate and urban planning.

Historicising Peace and Conflict Studies: the problems of thinking that the world began in 1989
T.note n.90 - EC series #2

Oct 23, 2020 T.notes Roger Mac Ginty Violence & Security

For understandable reasons, we often focus on immediate problems. But we risk overlooking important parts of the evidential trail if we do not try to understand the long-term processes that account for present-day circumstances.

Building peace in the pandemic: prospects and pitfalls
T.note n.89 - HS series #14

Oct 19, 2020 T.notes Kieran Mitton Violence & Security

Peacebuilding requires long-term and sustained efforts at all levels, and in some cases may have been complicated by the ways in which armed groups have strengthened their position through their response to the pandemic.

Beirut blast disaster response: international aid and grassroots mobilization
T.note n.88

Oct 9, 2020 T.notes Roberto Renino Violence & Security

Despite rapid intervention and a high level of community engagement, the scale of the damage suffered by the city of Beirut goes beyond the scope of the humanitarian response.

The COVID-19 crucible: health and national security in failed states
T.note n.87 - HS series #13

Sep 28, 2020 T.notes Charles Geisler Violence & Security

The dysfunction of the US health care system, dramatized during the current COVID-19 pandemic, is a strong indicator of a failed state.

Armed non-state actors: a brief attempt at a portrayal
T.note n.86 - EC series #1

Sep 21, 2020 T.notes Michael von der Schulenburg Violence & Security

Armed non-state actors (ANSAs) are today’s new front lines of global peace and security. To deal with this, we will need political rather than military solutions. And we will need greater international cooperation – not another Cold War.

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