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?
On Thursday March 21, AFPC Senior Fellow James Clad served as a panelist at the Hudson Institute on the topic of "Securing the Peace in Oceania and the Pacific Island". Watch the event here.s
AFPC Senior Fellow for China Studies Joshua Eisenman explains how China is lending Pakistan billions of dollars to disrupt global trade on BBC World Service
AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs James Clad comments on global response to Myanmar rights violations
Clad noted that 'sanctions worked during the period of Western and US normalization with Myanmar, and they could work again if applied in a very quiet, selective, individually targeted way.'