Squaring the circle: US challenges China on Xinjiang

By James M. Dorsey

A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr

A draft US resolution that would designate a Pakistani militant as a global terrorist threatens to be China’s, and possibly Pakistan’s showdown at the OK Corral. The draft is supported by Britain and France.

The resolution, if formally tabled in the full United Nations Security Council, could force China to justify its ten-year long blocking of efforts to designate…




The geopolitics of the Islamic world and Eurasia

Recommended from Medium

Is CCP somewhat rooted in traditional Chinese culture?

BYOD #20: A week of social media clampdowns

8 Facts that Indian medias not saying to my friends about Nepal-India border dispute

About Us

BOP Crisis of 1991

Not a Fair COP

Evacuations From Afghanistan Gather Momentum As Taliban Promise Peace


Does anyone rule the world since 2011? (1)

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey

James is an award-winning journalist covering ethnic and religious conflict. He blogs using soccer as a lens on the Middle East and North Africa's fault lines

More from Medium

The Value of Safety Third vs. The Smothering Mother

Cooperating with autocrats: When is too much, too much?

Chris Cuomo is Torching CNN

In the Debate Over Free Speech and Cancel Culture, the New York Times Should Lead by Example