By Nathan Sales and Sam Brownback May 22, 2019 Nathan Sales is the ambassador at large for counterterrorism and Sam Brownback is the ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department. The Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang province is drawing condemnation from civilized nations and civil society becauseRead More →

By Tim Weinhold May 23, 2019 Tight control of civilian populations is the cardinal rule of authoritarian regimes, yet the sheer scale and complexity of those populations makes control difficult. Now, artificial intelligence has made civilian surveillance far easier, and far more invasive. AI is rapidly becoming the new best friendRead More →

China has detained an estimated 1 million to 3 million Uighur Muslims in the region of East Turkistan (“Xinjiang”), and millions more live one step away from detention under the watchful eye of the Chinese Communist Party. Why it matters: It has been two years since the internment camps first cameRead More →

Join us outside the White House on Friday, April 5, to speak up for the victims. By JASON JONES & SALIH HUDAYAR Published on April 4, 2019 April 5, 2019 marks its 29th anniversary. A horror most Americans have never heard about: the Baren Massacre. It took place just northRead More →

Journal of Political Risk, Vol. 7, No. 3, March 2019 By Salih Hudayar Few Americans have ever heard of “Xinjiang”. Even fewer have ever heard it called by its proper name (the name its oppressed inhabitants use): “East Turkistan”. This strategically-significant region, my ancestral Homeland, is home to an ethnicallyRead More →

Xinjiang’s Uyghurs deserve independence but China’s president should face sanctions for human rights abuses Indonesian Muslims demonstrate in Banda Aceh, Aceh province on Dec. 21 to denounce the Chinese government’s policy on Uyghur Muslims. (Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP) Anders Corr China March 15, 2019 China’s Xinjiang operations include illegal detentions of one to three million UyghursRead More →