Author: David N Rose

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

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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,

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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

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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

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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,

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Taliban Announces Spring Offensive In Afghanistan Despite Peace Talks

On Friday 12 April, the Taliban announced the beginning of the Spring Offensive in Afghanistan called Operation Fath, or “Victory”. In a statement, the group reinforced their “unbreakable Jihadi determination,” and stated that they had “new tactics, public support, influence inside enemy ranks and advanced weapons.” Townships and urban areas

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