David N Rose

About David N Rose

Writer and postgraduate student of MA Intercultural Communication at the University of Manchester, UK.

Beijing Threatens Uyghurs In Diaspora As Part Of Xinjiang Crackdown

The human rights crisis and war of misinformation continue in Xinjiang province, western China, as the government of the People’s Republic has reportedly begun to put pressure on ethnic Uyghurs in Europe. The Guardian reported that individuals living outside the Uyghur homeland have received threats against the safety of their […]

Killer Profits: How Western Democracies Fuel Conflict Through The Global Arms Trade

Earlier this month, London hosted the biennial Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair 2019. International delegations from 68 countries came to the Ministry of Defence-supported trade show in order to see the wares of 1,700 military technology suppliers, who manufacture everything from light firearms to unmanned drone systems. On […]

The Middle Kingdom And Its Others: Ethnic Minorities And Regional Autonomy In The People’s Republic Of China

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) faces a crisis in its borderlands. Xinjiang province in the West of the country has surfaced numerous times in recent months for authorities’ ill treatment of ethnic minorities, particularly the Turkic-speaking Muslim Uyghurs. In Tibet, 2018 saw aggravated religious and political oppression, land seizures, […]

Chinese Government Claims To Have Released 90% Of Xinjiang Detainees

According to the Uyghur governor of Xinjiang province in western China, 90% of those in so-called “re-education centres” have been released. Regional governor Mr Shohrat Zakir observed that “more than 90% have returned to society,” adding that these people “have work that they like and find suitable.” The statement, given […]

Continued Conflict In Central African Republic Is Creating Severe Food Insecurity 1

In the Central African Republic (CAR), a country in the heart of the African continent, rebel militias continue to run amok in an estimated 80% of the country. Arbitrary violence, torture, weaponized rape, and displacement have been daily occurrences for the citizens of the CAR, with as many as half […]

Three Days Of National Mourning In The Central African Republic After Rebel Attacks Leave Over 50 Dead

The president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin-Archange Touadéra, declared three days of national mourning after attacks left over 50 civilians dead in the villages surrounding the north-western village of Paoua, near the border with Chad. The killings, which took place on the 21st of May, are thought to […]

Muslim Minorities In Xinjiang Forced To Eat Pork As Human Rights Violations Worsen

According to recent reports out of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in western China, Muslim minority detainees in political “re-education” centres have been forced to eat pork, a practice which is expressly forbidden to adherents of Islam. One former inmate at a detention centre, Omir Bekali, said that those in the […]

Army For Sale: The Rise And Rise Of Private Military Companies

The face of modern warfare is ever changing. While fewer conflicts are fought between national governments, war in some form rages across much of the world: from a proxy war in Yemen, to the anarchic strife in the Central African Republic, to the civil war in Syria. These conflicts are […]

The International Criminal Court: Justice Or Politics?

Despite its noble aims to “to end impunity” for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is not without controversy. The Court was established in 2002 in the Hague in the Netherlands and is governed by the Rome Statute. In its nearly 19 years of operations, […]

Surveillance Of Uyghurs In Xinjiang, China Amounts To A Burgeoning Human Rights Crisis

The westernmost region of China, officially known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has drawn international attention in recent years for the severity of ethnic and religious policies implemented there by the central government of the People’s Republic of China. In particular, the Uyghur ethnic group, Turkic-speaking Muslims who have been […]