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 Belt one Road Initiative: a Project Made of Paper or Cement?
T.note n.45 - CMBP series #6

Oct 24, 2017 T.notes Edoardo Agamennone Global China

While departing from the idea of merely being an "updated" version of the Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative seems to have grown out of hand.

Local conflict resolution strategies and unequal access to justice in Mon State
T.note n.44 - RISE series #9

Oct 4, 2017 T.notes Annika Pohl Harrisson Asia Prospects

In search for help, the muslim residents of Burma no longer rely on allegedly corrupt institutions, turning to their personal connections instead.

The BCIM Economic Corridor and Chinese investments in Myanmar
T.note n.43 - RISE series #8

Sep 27, 2017 T.notes Anja Senz Global China Asia Prospects

Asia's regionalization trend led to the formulation of numerous economic cooperation initiatives. These, however, often lack a clear implementation strategy.

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?

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