Barbara Kelemen

Research fellow, Central European Institute of Asian Studies

Barbara Kelemen is a non-resident research fellow at the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS). Her research focuses on China’s security policy and counter-terrorism strategy, and her work has been published by various outlets internationally. She also works as an Asia Pacific research associate for a risk management consultancy based in London.

Ethnic Uighur demonstrators take part in a protest against China and its treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang, in Istanbul, Turkey, 1 October 2020. (Murad Sezer/REUTERS)

How terrorism against China in the Middle East could develop

In a recent study conducted by the Central European Institute of Asian Studies and the National University of Singapore Business School, four key scenarios were plotted out with regards to possible terrorism-related threats against China in the Middle East. The findings show that China’s level of investment in the region as well as the stability of local regimes will play deciding roles in determining the severity of the threat. What policy options does China have? Barbara Kelemen and Alex Fergnani have the details.