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Mar 1, 2017

20 years on, the Ghulja Incident has largely disappeared from public imagination.

Feb 28, 2017

Terrorist attacks are becoming more frequent in China’s Xinjiang province, and the Chinese government is in desperate need of a new counterterrorism strategy.

Chinese soldiers amass outside of Labrang Monastery in Gansu Province to prevent protests during Losar, the Tibetan lunar New Year festival, in February 2016 (Christophe Boisvieux/Getty Images).
Feb 28, 2017

Religious Revival, Repression, and Resistance under Xi Jinping

Ilham Tohti
Feb 27, 2017

The nomination last week of the imprisoned Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti for the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is welcome recognition of the role this courageous individual has played in working for the fundamental rights of a beleaguered people.

Chinese soldiers march past the Id Kah Mosque, China’s largest, on July 31st, 2014, in Kashgar, China. (Photo: Getty Images)
Feb 23, 2017

A scholar suggests Beijing is heightening its suppression of the Uyghur ethnic minority.

Feb 23, 2017

China’s Xinjiang experience demonstrates the perils of large-scale anti-Muslim policies.

Feb 23, 2017

In Tibet and Xinjiang, its hopes are being dashed

Armed Police soldiers and armored vehicles WZ-551 in the street of Urumqi in September 4, 2009. Days before and at the time, tens of thousands of civilians demonstrated around major places in the city, against a series of the hypodermic needle attacks starting in mid-August.
Feb 16, 2017

The correlation between regime type and the likelihood of terrorism has been a subject of scholarly attention for decades. 

Uyghur protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C., 2016
Feb 14, 2017

Although it is officially known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), the Uyghurs and their homeland are autonomous in name only.

Elliot Sperling in Beijing.
Feb 9, 2017

It is hard to think of Professor Elliot Sperling’s death as anything other than a colossal tragedy. 


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