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.

Centrifugal tendencies and Myanmar’s long wars
T.note n.30 - RISE series #1

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 - TIC series #1

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.

Xi Jinping: comrade and core leader
T.note n.22

Nov 2, 2016 T.notes Giovanni B. Andornino Global China

The 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party conferred Xi Jinping the title of 'core leader' at the end of the 6th Plenum last week; yet, "the political significance of this latest development in the Chinese semantics of power appears to be overstated", T.wai Vice President Giovanni Andornino writes.

Working from the ground up – Everyday peace indicators
T.note n.21 - HS series #1

Oct 24, 2016 T.notes Roger Mac Ginty Violence & Security

Roger Mac Ginty and Pamina Firchow elaborate on the Everyday Peace Indicators project, illustrating what do terms like “peace” and “security” mean to post-conflict societies.

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