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

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.
T.note n.90 - EC series #2

Historicising Peace and Conflict Studies: the problems of thinking that the world began in 1989

Violence & Security T.notes

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.

Oct 23, 2020
T.note n.89 - HS series #14

Building peace in the pandemic: prospects and pitfalls

Violence & Security T.notes

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.

Oct 19, 2020
T.note n.88

Beirut blast disaster response: international aid and grassroots mobilization

Violence & Security T.notes

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.

Oct 9, 2020
T.note n.87 - HS series #13

The COVID-19 crucible: health and national security in failed states

Violence & Security T.notes

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

Sep 28, 2020
T.note n.86 - EC series #1

Armed non-state actors: a brief attempt at a portrayal

Violence & Security T.notes

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.

Sep 21, 2020
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