The Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) is a non-profit, independent research institute operating in the fields of area studies - primarily contemporary China’s politics, foreign policy and political economy -, global politics and security studies.
T.wai publishes three leading e-journals OrizzonteCina, RISE (Relazioni Internazionali del Sud-Est Asiatico), and Human Security. They respectively cover Chinese political and economic trends, Southeast Asian international affairs and political economy, and the different aspects of contemporary conflict studies. T.wai’s main English-language contribution to policy-oriented debate comes in the form of its signature T.notes, which offer concise analyses of critical issues currently informing the global conversation.
The Center for Mediterranean Area Studies (CMAS, 地中海区域研究中心) was established at Peking University in 2015. CMAS conducts research on the political, economic, and social phenomena of the Mediterranean region from a Chinese point of view, and China’s evolving role in the area.