Policy Papers

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

September 25, 2020 Michael Sobolik American Foreign Policy Council

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.

Hypersonic Weapons

May 17, 2019 Margot van Loon, Larry M. Wortzel, Mark B. Schneider

Hypersonic weapons are coming online just as the United States shifts its focus back to great power competition as its most pressing national security threat.