Asia/China

Why Xinjiang Has Been a Touchy Subject in China for Centuries

China’s increasing security measures in Xinjiang reflect its historical territorial vulnerability and concerns over internal stability. Balancing these with its international ambitions and foreign relations will be no easy feat. By John P. Ruehl For over a decade, increasing international…

United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really

The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan’s physical infrastructure and to break open its social bonds. By Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad On October 11,…