CACI Forum: The Xinjiang Crisis and the Rest of Central Asia: Impacts and Responses

March 26, 2019 James Clad, S. Frederick Starr

The Uyghurs of Xinjiang constitute one of the oldest Turkic peoples and the first to be urbanized and to develop a written language and rich intellectual life. As such they are, in a historic and cultural sense, part of Central Asia. How has the ongoing crisis in Xinjiang affected Uyghurs, the Central Asian countries, and how have Afghanistan,  Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan responded?