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.

The Arakan/Rohingya Crisis
T.note n.42 - RISE series #7

Sep 23, 2017 T.notes Han Ka Asia Prospects

Several major confrontations have occurred in Arakan since World War II, creating lasting distrust between the followers of different religious creeds. These conflicts are related to issues which all have their roots deep in the country’s past.

Reflecting on China’s presence in the Mediterranean region
T.note n.41 - ChinaMed series #2

Sep 6, 2017 T.notes Andrea Ghiselli Global China

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.

The ‘Lucky’ Ones: Land, Citizenship, and Inequality in the Wa Self-Administered Division
T.note n.40 - RISE series #6

Aug 12, 2017 T.notes Naomi Hellmann Global China Asia Prospects

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

Opium and ‘Development’ in Myanmar: the political economy of a resurgent crop
T.note n.39 - RISE series #5

Aug 4, 2017 T.notes Patrick Meehan Asia Prospects

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.

Fine-tuning Myanmar’s so-called ‟ethnic conflict”: a side note to the 21st Century Panglong Conference
T.note n.38 - RISE series #4

Jul 28, 2017 T.notes Karin Dean Asia Prospects

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.

Can the NLD claim the high ground?
T.note n.37 - RISE series #3

Jul 25, 2017 T.notes Nicholas Farrelly Asia Prospects

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.

Why Institutions of Security Can Fail to Provide Experiences of Security
T.note n.36 - HS series #5

Jul 21, 2017 T.notes Gearoid Millar Violence & Security

Institutions of security are critical for peaceful governance in states throughout the world. It is for this reason that so much funding is devoted to Security Sector Reform (SSR) in post-conflict peacebuilding. However, do such processes result in experiences of security?

The End of Europe as We Know It?
T.note n.35 - TIC series #3

Jul 17, 2017 T.notes Rebecca Arcesati Global China

As 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the very project of European integration faces challenges and uncertainties.

Why Myanmar’s ethnic minorities lose faith in federalism and peace
T.note n.34 - RISE series #2

Jun 29, 2017 T.notes David Brenner Asia Prospects

For years, most of Myanmar’s ethnic minorities, including the Kachin, have put their faith in Aung San Suu Kyi to reconcile the country. Her landslide victory in the country’s historic 2015 elections, was not least secured through the support from ethnic minority voters. As armed conflict has continued and even intensied since Aung San Suu Kyi’s rise to power, many of these erstwhile supporters feel betrayed.

Identity manipulation and spontaneous mobilization: the persistence of low-intensity conflict in the Rwenzori region
T.note n.33 - HS series #4

Jun 27, 2017 T.notes Stefano Ruzza Violence & Security

Among the violent events that have affected – and unfortunately still affect – Uganda, a prominent place is undoubtedly occupied by the insurgency in the northern regions, the key figure of which is the infamous Joseph Kony. Less well known, also due to lower levels of violence, are the vicissitudes affecting the western portion of the country, in particular the region called Rwenzori.

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