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.31 - CMBP series #5

From iron ore to beams: Chinese buyers, overseas real estate, and infrastructure assets

Global China T.notes

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…

Jun 20, 2017
T.note n.30 - RISE series #1

Centrifugal tendencies and Myanmar’s long wars

Asia Prospects T.notes

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.

May 15, 2017
T.note n.29 - ChinaMed series #1

Iran-China Relations: An Iranian Perspective

Global China T.notes

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…

May 9, 2017
T.note n.28 - HS series #3

Climate change and natural resources in the Arctic

Violence & Security T.notes

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.

May 3, 2017
T.note n.27 - TIC series #1

A Confucian World Order?

Global China T.notes

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?

Apr 17, 2017
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