January 12, 2022
Former Xinjiang Security Official Takes Charge of Hong Kong Garrison
By Associated Press
Maj. Gen. Peng Jingtang’s move to Hong Kong underlines the government’s focus on anti-terrorism in the city – something critics say is a smokescreen for cracking down on dissent.
July 13, 2021
China’s Afghanistan Gambit
By Barbara Kelemen
The pace of the Taliban’s military advancement on the eve of the U.S. pullout not only stokes worries of regional spillover, but also shines a spotlight on China.
July 06, 2021
Time to Confront China’s ‘Counterterrorism’ Claims in Xinjiang
By Gray Sergeant and Isabel Sawkins
Beijing has defended its actions against Muslims by saying they are necessary to weed out terrorism. That claim cannot go unchallenged.
May 04, 2021
Du Youkang on China’s Stake in Afghanistan
By Shannon Tiezzi
What the peace process and U.S. withdrawal means for Beijing.
February 01, 2020
Sheena Greitens on Understanding China’s Policies in Xinjiang
By Ankit Panda
How “war on terror” rhetoric contributed to the repression of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China.
November 29, 2018
China Stays Tough on Xinjiang Policy Despite Growing Global Outcry
By Charlotte Gao
While scholars worldwide call for sanctions, Chinese authorities are poised to expand the crackdown to other regions.
November 12, 2018
Xinjiang: Life During a People's War on Terror
By Ruth Ingram
The CCP has co-opted ordinary citizens into war footing.
September 15, 2018
The ‘De-Extremitization’ Campaign in Xinjiang: A Cure Worse Than the Disease
By Marc Julienne
China's repression in Xinjiang is likely to backfire.
August 20, 2018
Is China Increasing Its Military Presence in Syria?
By Logan Pauley and Jesse Marks
Parsing China's current -- and future -- involvement in the Syrian conflict.
November 16, 2017
China's Growing Security Relationship With Qatar
By Samuel Ramani
Despite a chill between Qatar and other GCC members, China pushes to expand counterterrorism cooperation.
September 01, 2017
China and Tajikistan To Establish Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
By Charlotte Gao
Tajik President visits China to attend the BRICS Summit as a guest.
March 31, 2017
China’s Xinjiang Crackdown Continues
By Cal Wong
Even while Beijing pursues economic openness in the province, it's turning Xinjiang into a security state.