National Security Podcast: Counter-terrorism and China’s war on Uyghurs

14 February 2019

By Michael Clarke and Chris Farnham.

This article and podcast were originally published by Policy Forum.

On this episode of the National Security Podcast, Michael Clarke discusses counter-terrorism in China with a focus on the dynamics between the country’s Communist Party and its ethnic and religious minorities.

In this episode of National Security Podcast, Professor Michael Clarke talks with Chris Farnham about terrorism in China and his latest edited book Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China: Domestic and foreign policy dimensions. Is the security landscape in China’s western region dominated by jihadism, Uyghur independence movements, or state terrorism? What is the ‘minority question’ the Chinese Communist Party asks, and is there an actual organised terror movement in China’s west or is the violence a response to government repression? Listen using the player above or via Simplecast.

Michael Clarke is an expert on the history and politics of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia, Central Asian geopolitics, and nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 and is currently Senior Outreach and Policy Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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