On June 17, US President Donald Trump signed into law on sanctions against China. The document imposes sanctions on those who are responsible for human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Dr Sean R. Roberts, an American anthropologist, researcher on Central Asia and Uyghurs, director of the International Development Studies Program at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Relations in an interview with CABAR.asia explains what does the new law mean.
«If the previous visits of the Secretaries of State were to all the capitals of the Central Asian region, now Pompeo plans to visit only Nur-Sultan and Tashkent, which indicates an obvious shift of emphasis towards regional leaders», – mentioned Ainura Akmatalieva, an expert on foreign policy issues of Central Asian states, in her article for CABAR.asia.
«The links between Kyrgyz diaspora and the old country are complex, but it is hard to deny that its contribution is significant for economic development of Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, development of diaspora institutions both within the government and in the civil society merits consideration», – Ajar Chekirova, PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois in Chicago, wrote in her article for CABAR.asia.