The rise in forced labor of ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang is part of a growing pattern of severe human rights abuses across the region. Not only are hundreds of thousands of ethnic minority laborers being forced to pick cotton by hand, but the Chinese government has also facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghurs to remote factories across the country. Our panel of experts will discuss the systematic forced labor of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the Chinese government’s coercive labor training and transfer scheme, and the drastic consequences for supply chains around the world.
The Russian private military group Wagner’s past behavior in Africa has exploited resources and created violence in the name of profit. The group is likely to serve as a model for Russia’s foreign policy activities on the continent.
Calvin Wilder and Aram Shabanian explore the late August's clashes between the SDF and Arab tribes in Eastern Syria
Integrated Intelligence: Human Uses of, Strategies on, and Rules for Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century
n the age of artificial intelligence – or, rather, of integrated intelligence – humans must grapple with the promise, peril, and complex consequences of this new technology and related techniques. New Lines Institute considers the past and shares ideas for the future.
In their early spacefaring age, humans have already cluttered the parts of outer space they find most useful. They need to clean it up—now.