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. 94 - HS series #16

Ebola at the frontier: a new dimension of human security threat on the Uganda-DRC border

Violence & Security T.notes

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.

Dec 16, 2020
T.note n. 93 - EC series #4

Peacebuilding: who needs a model?

Violence & Security T.notes

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.

Nov 27, 2020
T.note n.92 - HS series #15

Good governance and strong institutions beyond the state: the Salween Peace Park in Myanmar

Violence & Security T.notes

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

Nov 17, 2020
T.note n.91 - EC series #3

Cities in a Crisis: COVID-19 and Climate-Fragility Risks in urban environments

Violence & Security T.notes

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

Nov 6, 2020
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
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