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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. 9

November 19, 2020

A budding Ethiopian refugee crisis;
Alleviating Morocco's water woes;
Russian ships in Sudanese waters;
China eyes the Congo's cobalt;
Seychelles election impedes Indian naval ambitions;
Niger: Next to normalize?

China Reform Monitor No. 1444

November 27, 2020

China's bill of particulars against Australia;
China's COVID-19 food tests irritate trade partners;
Malicious tip-offs stifled academic freedom;
State Council probes rating agencies, banks and firms;
Taiwan to build submarines

Defense Technology Monitor No. 58

November 23, 2020

​Robot dogs may be a soldier's best friend;
"Smart" bullet destroys cruise missile;
3-D printing neural implants;
Directed energy could advance hypersonic weapons;
Ghost fleet sub hunters?

Global Islamism Monitor No. 83

November 18, 2020

France clamps down;
A massacre in Mozambique;
Societal shifts in the UAE;
Austrian authorities strike back;
Afghanistan: Continuity or change?

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 13

November 23, 2020

No end in sight for Thai protests;
Burmese elections disenfranchise minorities, despite high turnout;
Duterte waits for Biden;
China doubles down on Australia pressure campaign

Iran Democracy Monitor No. 212

November 20, 2020

Iran's deepening economic woes;
A strengthening Iranian hand in Yemen...;
...and a changing foothold in Syria;
The human rights issue comes of age;
Regional jitters over potential U.S. U-turn

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. 2428

November 20, 2020

Russia launches online campaign to promote Cornonavirus cure;
Sobyanin eyes a shutdown;
Islamic body bans intermarriage for Russia's Muslims;
More hacks on COIVD-19 vaccine researchers;
Litvinenko widow sues the Kremlin;
No official wrongdoing in journalist suicide