Counterterrorism and Preventive Repression: China's Changing Strategy in Xinjiang

@article{Greitens2020CounterterrorismAP,
  title={Counterterrorism and Preventive Repression: China's Changing Strategy in Xinjiang},
  author={Sheena Chestnut Greitens and Myunghee Lee and Emir Yazici},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2020},
  volume={44},
  pages={9-47}
}
In 2017–18, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) changed its domestic security strategy in Xinjiang, escalating the use of mass detention, ideological re-education, and pressure on Uyghur diaspora networks. Commonly proposed explanations for this shift focus on domestic factors: ethnic unrest, minority policy, and regional leadership. The CCP's strategy changes in Xinjiang, however, were also likely catalyzed by changing perceptions of the threat posed by Uyghur contact with transnational Islamic… 
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