Surrounded by China, Russia, Europe, and the Middle East, lies Central Asia. The region consists of five post-Soviet states that became independent against their will 30 years ago. Johan Engvall, an analyst at the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies, has built up his expertise on these countries over several decades. He describes the current political, economic, and conflictual situation, and predicts how different future scenarios may unfold.
Arguably the worst crimes against humanity since the Holocaust are currently ongoing in East Turkestan, the Chinese region known as Xinjiang. The Uyghurs are victims of a genocide, ordered by the Chinese regime. Torture, rape and mass sterilization are some of the methods being used. Omer Kanat is the executive director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project and he explains what is happening, why it is happening and how we can stop it.