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September 25, 2020 Michael Sobolik American Foreign Policy Council

Primary Jurisdiction of Humanitarian Concern: A New Tool to Blunt China’s Campaign in Xinjiang

Understanding the logic of China’s atrocities in Xinjiang is impossible apart from accounting for the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) needs Xinjiang to function as a critical OBOR hub, and is cracking down on Uyghurs and other minority groups to establish total control over the territory. U.S. policymakers should exploit this logic and consider sanctioning commerce passing through Xinjiang.

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Africa Political Monitor No. 7

September 18, 2020

An Indo-Japanese hub in Djibouti
U.S. seeks to expand East Africa drone war
Uganda bolsters oil market share with trade deals;
Slow aid and continuous crisis threatens Sudan's transition;
Ethiopian migrants languish in Saudi prisons

China Reform Monitor No. 1438

October 15, 2020

Party wants private firms to aid United Front work;
Berlin buries internal report on China's influence;
Chile eyes Chinese fishing fleet along South American coast;
China's diplomatic offensive in Southeast Asia;
U.S. agricultural exports to China spike

Defense Technology Monitor No. 57

October 12, 2020

The future of batteries: 3D printing...;
...and nuclear-powered gemstones;
How AI is gaming wargames;
Israel's answer to incendiary balloons;
AI: The future of fighter jets?

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 12

October 15, 2020

India tests new anti-submarine weapon, trains with U.S.;
Pakistan annexes part of Kashmir to protect Chinese investments;
Malaysia, Philippines spar over Sabah;
North Korea's new missile

Iran Democracy Monitor No. 211

September 14, 2020

​Iran's censorship noose tightens;
Rights​​ watchdog details depths of regime brutality;
Opposition calls for stepped up U.S. assistance

Resource Security Watch No. 32

October 13, 2020

The Air Force eyes the Arctic;
Coronavirus and global food insecurity;
Gold mining in South Africa experiences a temporary revival;
African energy projects gain momentum

Russia Reform Monitor No. 2420

October 16, 2020

Khabarovsk protestors beaten and jailed;
Russia denies cyber attack on Norway's parliament;
Joint space missions coming to an end;
New START negotiations stall;
Moscow pulls out of MH17 talks;
Eyeing Russia, Sweden rearms