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Declare War On America's Enemies, Not The Rest Of The World

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Congress should approve future military action only when Washington has no alternative course to protect America--its territory, people, or constitutional liberties.

The Middle East: China Venturing Into the Maelstrom

James Dorsey | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
James Dorsey

CHINESE PRESIDENT Xi Jingping has effectively acknowledged that increasingly China will be unable to remain aloof to multiple crises in the Middle Eas...

Anti-Chinese Protests in Turkey: Relations with China Under Test

James Dorsey | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
James Dorsey

China and Turkey had high hopes when Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on a 2010 visit to Ankara negotiated a strategic partnership that envisioned Turkey helping China quell a simmering insurgency in its north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang.

Pitfalls of Turkish-Chinese Relations in a Microcosm

James Dorsey | Posted 07.02.2016 | World
James Dorsey

Turkish soccer player Alpaslan Ozturk's decision to risk fame and wealth by expressing support for the embattled Turkic Uighur minority in Xinjiang reflects pressures in China's ties to Turkey, its most complex relationship in the Muslim world and a key node on the Silk Road that Beijing hopes to revive.

Middle East and North Africa: Forcing China to Revisit Long-standing Policies

James Dorsey | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
James Dorsey

A scan of white papers on multiple foreign policy issues published by the Chinese government is glaring for one thing: the absence of a formulated, conceptual approach towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Only Shock Events Could Trigger Pakistan's Fourth Military Coup

Wikistrat | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Wikistrat

Last year's mass anti-government protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and led by politician Imran Khan generated much speculation about Pakistan's next military coup - but of course it didn't happen.

Why the China/Russia Rapprochement Won't Last

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Being a big believer in the lessons taught by history, I'm inclined to think that the current 'love fest' between China and Russia will probably have a limited shelf life.

Officially Atheist China Is Home To This Vibrant Muslim Community

BBC | Amanda Ruggeri | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion

Despite being officially atheist, and historically most closely associated with Buddhism, China has a deep-rooted relationship with Islam, dating as f...

Obama's Troublesome Distractions Won't Wreck His Asia-Pacific Pivot (But Not Because of Him)

William Bradley | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

One good thing for the president is that his Asia-Pacific Pivot -- heightened engagement with the rising region, and nascent superpower China -- hasn't been wrecked by the lengthening array of Obama administration distractions, including his troubled and tardy war against Isis.

The Fight Against Beijing You Probably Never Heard About

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Confronting ISIS: Is Rule of Law and Democracy Part of Coalition?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Beating ISIS on the battleground could prove inconclusive, even counterproductive, if its dogma is not de-legitimized. This cannot be done by the gun but the law and a political system that offers an alternative to the rule of might.

Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems With Taiwan and Hong Kong Wants Something Called Democracy

T. Dean Reed | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

China is having difficulties, west, east and center.

Freedom-Loving Uighurs Demand Dignity in China

Alim A. Seytoff | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Alim A. Seytoff

The Uighurs are indeed Muslim, but the Uighur issue is not about terrorism, jihadism or establishing a caliphate -- as China wants the world to believe. It is about a colonized people's legitimate demands to live with dignity, human rights and self-determination in the 21st century.

Matt Sheehan

Chinese Netizens Castigate U.S. For Downplaying Severity Of Deadly Knife Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

In the aftermath of this weekend's lethal attack on Chinese civilians by knife-wielding assailants, Chinese netizens have directed their anger in an u...

Using the 'T' Word to Justify Human Rights Abuses

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

From China to Burma to Egypt, some governments invoke the "T" word to justify official conduct that runs afoul of international human rights law.

The Future of Afghan-Sino Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.14.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If Afghanistan were to become a safe haven for the ETIM, it would constitute a major geostrategic concern from Beijing's perspective.

China Opens Atomic Bomb Facility To Red Tourists

Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel

Chinese government officials have announced plans to spend roughly one million dollars to open the former atomic bomb test site Malan Base in the remo...

Ramadan Reflection Day 15: Do Not Forget The World's Oppressed

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I can't imagine what I would do if someone told me they wouldn't let me fast. A small minority population of Chinese Muslims are facing this reality. And in Burma, the situation is hostile.

The United States Must Press China's Vice President on the Plight of the Uighur People

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

All the talk of the Arab Spring painfully reminds us that life for the Uighur people resembles a cruel, endless winter. That is why the United States must use the occasion of future Chinese President Xi's visit to take the lead, and begin the thaw we pray for.

Kitchen Sink Laundry Lists and Broken Clocks

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

Corruption perceptions indices suggest that China is not especially corrupt for its level of development and actually does better than many more developed countries, including Russia, Argentina, and Mexico.

Freed From Guantanamo, Uighur Makes Pizzas In Tirana

The Express Tribune | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

"I started a new life in Albania, I cannot return to China and the Chinese authorities will not allow my family to leave the country and come to Alban...

"Sunday, Bloody Sunday"

Alim A. Seytoff | Posted 09.03.2011 | World
Alim A. Seytoff

This July 5 will be the second anniversary of Urumchi Massacre. But how many massacres do we need to face from the Chinese regime in order to live with human dignity, enjoy our basic freedoms and democratic rights?

Tiananmen 2.0: Why China Is Not Immune to the Tunisia Effect

Tenzin Dorjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tenzin Dorjee

In spite of China's image as a high-functioning economy, many of the social causes of mass discontent that exploded in the Arab world -- endemic corruption, income inequality, labor unrest, inflation, pollution -- continue to plague the nation.

Guantánamo Uighurs Are Not Alone: US Communities Welcome Other Detainees in Need of Safe Haven

Nancy Talanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

On April 22, attorneys for five Chinese Uighurs who remain at Guantánamo Bay prison will argue for their clients' entry into the US at a hearing sche...

Who Are the Four Prisoners Released from Guantanamo to Albania and Spain?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The majority of the men held at Guantánamo had no involvement with terrorism. Of the three men rehoused in Albania, one was a businessman, living in Europe, who had traveled to Afghanistan to provide humanitarian aid.