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.

Sustainable Development in China – Reducing Inequality
T.note n.32 - TIC series #2

Jun 23, 2017 T.notes Nico Wrobel Global China

In an effort to foster inclusiveness in the workplace for people with disabilities, a group of Chinese NGOs call for greater government support. Individual awareness and commitment to the cause, however, may prove to be just as essential.

From iron ore to beams: Chinese buyers, overseas real estate, and infrastructure assets
T.note n.31 - CMBP series #5

Jun 20, 2017 T.notes Edoardo Agamennone Global China

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 affecting developed economies.

Centrifugal tendencies and Myanmar’s long wars
T.note n.30

May 15, 2017 T.notes Nicholas Farrelly Asia Prospects

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.

Iran-China Relations: An Iranian Perspective
T.note n.29 - ChinaMed series #1

May 9, 2017 T.notes Sajjad Talebi Global China

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 "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI), as well as through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Climate change and natural resources in the Arctic
T.note n.28 - HS series #3

May 3, 2017 T.notes Temuu Palosaari Violence & Security

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.

A Confucian World Order?
T.note n.27

Apr 17, 2017 T.notes Julia Rosa Global China

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?

Contemporary Japan through the lens of self-representation
T.note n.26

Apr 13, 2017 T.notes Arianna Alessia Armao, Sebastiano Andrea Bellomo, Sonia Fidelbo Asia Prospects

While operating in a context of growing interconnectedness, political actors construct their identities through multiple channels of self-representation. Which expectations on Japan's search for a soft-power narrative in the age of Abenomics?

China’s Stance on Globalization: the Heretic Preaching to the Choir, or the Prelude to a Conversion?
T.note n.25 - CMBP series #4

Mar 7, 2017 T.notes Edoardo Agamennone Global China

This year started with Xi Jinping calling for the defense of capitalism and free trade at the 2017 World Economic Forum; is China about to strip the United States of its trappings of global leadership?

China’s belt and road initiative and the new centrality of the Mediterranean
T.note n.24

Feb 10, 2017 T.notes Martina Poletti Global China

Last November, Beijing's Pangoal Institute hosted a delegation from the Torino World Affairs Institute to discuss the Belt and Road Initiative and its broader implications for Sino-Italian relations.

Human (In)Security in Africa and Climate Change
T.note n.23 - HS series #2

Nov 16, 2016 T.notes Charles Geisler Violence & Security

Africa can teach humanity a lesson on resilience and recovery from global climate change trauma and warfare, writes Cornell University Professor Charles Geisler.

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