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China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question
October 05, 2017
China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question
While Beijing’s opposition to separatist movements remains solid, it could nonetheless benefit from the secession of Iraqi Kurdistan.
China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question
Why is China Banning Baby Names and Beards in Xinjiang?
April 29, 2017
Why is China Banning Baby Names and Beards in Xinjiang?
Crucial to understanding China’s recent moves in the region is a piece of legislation that quietly took effect on April 1.
Why is China Banning Baby Names and Beards in Xinjiang?
What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?
January 27, 2017
What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?
The presence and activity of Uyghurs in the Turkestan Islamic Party in Syria draws Beijing's attention to the Middle East
What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?
Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing
September 29, 2016
Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing
The August 30 bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek came after al-Qaeda's leader praised Uyghur terrorists.
Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing
Criminal Gangs Selling Fake Kyrgyz Passports to China's Uyghurs
August 17, 2016
Criminal Gangs Selling Fake Kyrgyz Passports to China's Uyghurs
Local media follow the story of faked travel documents to Osh.
Criminal Gangs Selling Fake Kyrgyz Passports to China's Uyghurs
The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang
December 16, 2015
The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang
There’s a logic to China’s urbanization scheme, but its social and cultural impacts are complex.
The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang
Pakistan Announces That It Has Defeated ETIM. So What?
October 22, 2015
Pakistan Announces That It Has Defeated ETIM. So What?
In a bid to please China, Pakistan says it has defeated a major Uyghur militant group within its borders.
Pakistan Announces That It Has Defeated ETIM. So What?
Troubled Today, China's Xinjiang Has a Long History
July 30, 2015
Troubled Today, China's Xinjiang Has a Long History
China's western province of Xinjiang has a long and fascinating history.
Troubled Today, China's Xinjiang Has a Long History
Thailand Deports 100 Uyghurs to China
July 11, 2015
Thailand Deports 100 Uyghurs to China
Meanwhile, Thailand buys three Chinese submarines and protesters gather outside the Thai embassy in Turkey.
Thailand Deports 100 Uyghurs to China
Chinese Media: 115 Terror Cells Eliminated in Xinjiang
November 26, 2014
Chinese Media: 115 Terror Cells Eliminated in Xinjiang
Chinese media laud the successes of the anti-terrorism crackdown that began in May.
Chinese Media: 115 Terror Cells Eliminated in Xinjiang
China's Prescription for Troubled Xinjiang: The New Silk Road
November 19, 2014
China's Prescription for Troubled Xinjiang: The New Silk Road
The Silk Road plan has important domestic ramifications for China's restive Xinjiang province.
China's Prescription for Troubled Xinjiang: The New Silk Road
Al-Qaeda Declares War on China, Too
October 22, 2014
Al-Qaeda Declares War on China, Too
Al-Qaeda has joined the Islamic State in calling for jihad against China for its Uyghur policies.
Al-Qaeda Declares War on China, Too
A Tale of Two Chinese Muslim Minorities
August 22, 2014
A Tale of Two Chinese Muslim Minorities
There is a chasm between the conditions experienced by the Hui and Uyghur peoples in China.
A Tale of Two Chinese Muslim Minorities
Empire and the Rising Violence in Xinjiang
August 13, 2014
Empire and the Rising Violence in Xinjiang
The upsurge in violence in China’s west is following a historical pattern.
Empire and the Rising Violence in Xinjiang
Religious Discrimination in China Could Alienate Pakistan
August 07, 2014
Religious Discrimination in China Could Alienate Pakistan
China's religious discrimination against Muslims could make it deeply unpopular in Pakistan.
Religious Discrimination in China Could Alienate Pakistan
China Is Losing War on Terror
August 04, 2014
China Is Losing War on Terror
All evidence suggests that China is losing its new war on Uyghur terrorism.
China Is Losing War on Terror
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