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November 5, 2018

China
China's Police State: The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang

China has turned Xinjiang into a surveillance state. It’s estimated that over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have been put in “re-education camps” where detainees are made to drink alc…

Podcast A police officer talks to men in a street in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017.

May 3, 2013

Iraq
Iraq’s Worsening Situation

The political standoff between the Shiite government of Nuri al-Maliki and Sunni protestors is fueling growing instability in Iraq, which recorded its most violent month in five years, explains Iraq …

March 27, 2014

United States
This Week: Egypt’s Likely New President, Arab League Paralysis, and Turkish-Syrian Fighting

Significant Developments Egypt. Field Marshal and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi yesterday resigned from the military and announced his candidacy for president. Ibrahim Munir, a member of the…

Egypt's defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen during a news conference in Cairo (Courtesy Reuters).

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…

January 9, 2014

United States
This Week: Syrian Pre-Negotiations, Egyptian Convictions, and more U.S. Shuttle Diplomacy

Significant Developments Syria. Representatives from various Syrian opposition groups-- including some Islamist factions-- met in Cordoba, Spain today to try to forge common ground before the schedu…

Members of Syrian opposition groups stand after visiting the former mosque of Cordoba during a consultative meeting in Cordoba, southern Spain January 9, 2014 (del Pozo/Courtesy Reuters).

January 16, 2014

United States
This Week: Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum, Syria’s Peace Conference, and Iraq’s Unity Setback

Significant Developments Egypt. Egyptian state media reported today that over 95 percent of those who participated in the two-day constitutional referendum voted in favor of the new charter. Estimat…

Officials count ballots after polls closed in Cairo, January 15, 2014 (El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).

December 5, 2013

United States
This Week: Egypt’s Constitution, Iran’s Diplomacy, and Syria’s War Crimes

Significant Developments Egypt. Egypt’s Salafist Islamist party, al-Nour, announced its support today for the just completed draft constitution, despite an amendment that bans religiously based poli…

Amr Moussa, head of the assembly writing Egypt's new constitution,speaks after they finished their vote at the Shura Council in Cairo December 1, 2013 (Courtesy Reuters).

January 9, 2014

Iraq
Iraq’s High-Stakes Struggle

With its Shiite government struggling for survival and poised for a confrontation with Sunni extremists in Fallujah, Iraq faces a deepening sectarian conflict partly fueled by spillover from Syria, s…

June 13, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Deaths, Turkey’s Protests, and Egypt’s Water

Significant Developments Syria. United Nations high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay said today that the Syrian death toll is approaching ninety-three thousand. Syrian rebels attacked the v…

Women hold candles as they mourn at a funeral earlier this week in Raqqa province east of Syria May 16, 2013 (Kelze/Courtesy Reuters).