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Pelosi: US Risks Losing Moral Authority With Silence on Xinjiang
July 17, 2019

Pelosi: US Risks Losing Moral Authority With Silence on Xinjiang

By Catherine Putz
Speaking at the U.S. Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Pelosi said Chen Quanguo should be subject to Global Magnitsky sanctions.

Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
January 05, 2018

Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?

By Catherine Putz
According to regional reports, China is set to build an Afghan military outpost in Badakhshan.
The Human Costs of Controlling Xinjiang
October 10, 2017

The Human Costs of Controlling Xinjiang

By Zachary Torrey
Beijing has strong incentives to exert control in Xinjiang. The Uyghurs pay the price.

China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question
October 05, 2017

China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question

By Samuel Ramani
While Beijing’s opposition to separatist movements remains solid, it could nonetheless benefit from the secession of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Why is China Banning Baby Names and Beards in Xinjiang?
April 29, 2017

Why is China Banning Baby Names and Beards in Xinjiang?

By Peter Irwin
Crucial to understanding China’s recent moves in the region is a piece of legislation that quietly took effect on April 1.

What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?
January 27, 2017

What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?

By Uran Botobekov
The presence and activity of Uyghurs in the Turkestan Islamic Party in Syria draws Beijing's attention to the Middle East

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

By Uran Botobekov
The August 30 bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek came after al-Qaeda's leader praised Uyghur terrorists.
Criminal Gangs Selling Fake Kyrgyz Passports to China's Uyghurs
August 17, 2016

Criminal Gangs Selling Fake Kyrgyz Passports to China's Uyghurs

By Catherine Putz
Local media follow the story of faked travel documents to Osh.

The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang
December 16, 2015

The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang

By Wade Shepard
There’s a logic to China’s urbanization scheme, but its social and cultural impacts are complex.

Pakistan Announces That It Has Defeated ETIM. So What?
October 22, 2015

Pakistan Announces That It Has Defeated ETIM. So What?

By Benjamin David Baker
In a bid to please China, Pakistan says it has defeated a major Uyghur militant group within its borders.

Troubled Today, China's Xinjiang Has a Long History
July 30, 2015

Troubled Today, China's Xinjiang Has a Long History

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
China's western province of Xinjiang has a long and fascinating history.
Thailand Deports 100 Uyghurs to China
July 11, 2015

Thailand Deports 100 Uyghurs to China

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, Thailand buys three Chinese submarines and protesters gather outside the Thai embassy in Turkey.

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