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Implications of the Kunming Terrorist Attack

The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Sean Roberts about the implications of the Kunming knife attack.

Shannon Tiezzi

A deadly terrorist attack by knife-wielding assailants in Kunming, China left 33 dead (including four of the attackers) and more than 140 injured. The attack is presumed to have been carried out by Xinjiang separatists. Dr. Sean Roberts, an associate professor at GWU’s Elliott School of International Affairs, talks with The Diplomat about the Kunming attack, how China might respond, and what it all means for the Uyghur population in Xinjiang and the rest of China.