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The Failure of China’s Security Policy in Xinjiang

Edward Schwarck
RUSI Newsbrief, 11 January 2019
Asia, China, International Security Studies, New Silk Road, Counterinsurgency, Intelligence, Technology, Terrorism
The mass internment of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs in supposed ‘re-education’ facilities as a means of combatting violent extremism suggests that Beijing lacks confidence in the effectiveness of its intelligence architecture, and by extension, its capacity to identify and eliminate actual terrorist threats.

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