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.

It’s Complicated: Singapore–China Relations, an Overview
T.note n. 65 - RISE series #20

Jul 16, 2018 T.notes Ja Ian Chong Global China Asia Prospects

To the extent that Beijing accepts an open and inclusive Southeast Asia as well as established and binding rules, the Singapore–PRC relationship is likely to continue smoothly.

Everything under the heavens
T.note n.64 - CMBP series #8

Jul 2, 2018 T.notes Edoardo Agamennone Global China

The question to be answered is not really whether China is developing a new world order, but what the future world order will look like in light of China’s skilful use of its tools of economic statecraft.

Reshaping the Regional Trade Order without the United States
T.note n.63 - RISE series #19

Jun 15, 2018 T.notes T. J. Pempel Asia Prospects

The decision to withdraw the US from TPP is therefore but one trade specific component of the broader self-isolation of the US from the Asia-Pacific more generally.

Street gangs as a form of glocal radicalization
T.note n.62 - HS series #9

Jun 13, 2018 T.notes Fabio Armao Violence & Security

Gangs are in all respects one of the forms assumed by the growing clustering of the criminal industry, in a market of illegal goods and services that is becoming ever more complex and globalized, and completely immune to the cyclical downturn in demand.

The specter of MS-13: Understanding fears and perceptions of belonging among diaspora Salvadorans
T.note n.61 - HS series #8

Jun 13, 2018 T.notes Donna De Cesare Violence & Security

Misunderstanding the adaptive nature of gangs like MS-13 results in policies which amplify violence and alienation in immigrant enclaves.

New Zealand’s Multilateralism Does not Exclude China
T.note n.60 - RISE series #18

May 4, 2018 T.notes Nicholas Borroz Global China Asia Prospects

With BRI, New Zealand will examine options to use the project not just to deepen ties with China, but also to deepen ties with other countries along the BRI “spoke” where it is located.

War By Another Name? The ‘Urban Turn’ in 21st Century Violence
T.note n.59 - HS series #7

Apr 23, 2018 T.notes Kieran Mitton Violence & Security

In the early twenty-first century, as inter-state war appeared to decline in frequency, new forms and discourses of ‘war’ took prominence, epitomised by the ‘War on Terror’ and the ‘War on Drugs.’ For some critics, the use of the term ‘war’ in these contexts was deeply problematic.

The India–China Tango in Southeast Asia
T.note n.58 - RISE series #17

Apr 17, 2018 T.notes Smita Sharma Global China Asia Prospects

While objecting strongly to New Delhi joining ASEAN, Beijing keeps a close eye on India’s deepening ties with bloc members and with oil and gas exploration drives in the littoral states of the South China Sea.

China, Malaysia, and the Belt and Road Initiative: the case of the East Coast Rail Link
T.note n.57 - RISE series #16

Mar 26, 2018 T.notes Guanie Lim Global China Asia Prospects

Beijing needs to understand that projects that do not add value to the recipient state (in this case, Malaysia) are bound to reinforce the perception that Chinese-led initiatives are self-serving in nature.

Myanmar under the National League for Democracy: will China be a close partner again?
T.note n.56 - RISE series #15

Feb 28, 2018 T.notes Chaw Chaw Sein Global China Asia Prospects

In order for Myanmar to meet its domestic needs, it will remain important for it to be partnered by China in its economic, political and security interests under the new, democratic NLD-led civilian government.

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