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Re-education or Genocide? Chinese Oppression of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs

On October 28, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Re-education or Genocide? Chinese Oppression of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs

By Hannah Pitt and Haley Grizzell Behind green barbed-wire fences sit rows of men and rows of women, segregated by gender. They have been stripped of any religious clothing and instead wear royal blue jumpsuits. Behind these fences, Uyghur Muslims go to have “their thoughts transformed.” China claims these camps are necessary…

Old Hands Turned New Hires – Chinese Espionage in the American Intelligence Community

On September 18, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With 1 Comment

By Haley Grizzell The People’s Republic of China has been recruiting retired intelligence officers to leak classified information to the Chinese government. In just the latest part of uncovering this trend, the United States arrested Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, a former CIA officer, on August 14, 2020. In response to…

Rodrigo Duterte and the Erosion of American-ASEAN Ties

On August 15, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Rodrigo Duterte and the Erosion of American-ASEAN Ties

By Haley Grizzell Filipino policy has changed drastically in the last few years, with ramifications for Southeast Asian geopolitics. President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a campaign to break up “oligarchies” in the Philippines’ economy, stripped journalists critical of his policies of their licensing, and conceded to Chinese claims in the…

Here to Stay: What Putin’s Referendum Means for Russia and the World

On August 14, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Here to Stay: What Putin’s Referendum Means for Russia and the World

By Nate McGhie Russians went to the polls July 1st to vote on a referendum that will make sweeping changes to their constitution, most notably greatly expanding President Vladimir Putin’s federal power and extending his potential presidency to the year 2036. The longtime Russian leader’s term limit was set to…

Post-Baghdadi ISIL

On July 9, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East, With Comments Off on Post-Baghdadi ISIL

By: Christian Hawkes Summary The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) has faced major setbacks in the past year. The twin shocks of the previous year — the loss of the group’s final territories in Syria in March 2019 and the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during…