Collection of policy notes addressing the major issues driving international debate at the global level


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.
T.note n.41 - ChinaMed series #2

Reflecting on China’s presence in the Mediterranean region

Global China T.notes

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.

Sep 6, 2017
T.note n.40 - RISE series #6

The ‘Lucky’ Ones: Land, Citizenship, and Inequality in the Wa Self-Administered Division

Asia Prospects T.notes

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

Aug 12, 2017
T.note n.39 - RISE series #5

Opium and ‘Development’ in Myanmar: the political economy of a resurgent crop

Asia Prospects T.notes

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.

Aug 4, 2017
T.note n.38 - RISE series #4

Fine-tuning Myanmar’s so-called ‟ethnic conflict”: a side note to the 21st Century Panglong Conference

Asia Prospects T.notes

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.

Jul 28, 2017
T.note n.37 - RISE series #3

Can the NLD claim the high ground?

Asia Prospects T.notes

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.

Jul 25, 2017
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