A sign in Ningxia, northwestern China, reads: "Love your country, love your religion; know the law, follow the law". Image by Alice Su. China, 2016.
January 6, 2017
by Alice Su

China's Muslim minorities make up only two percent of the population, but comprise 20 million people. How do they relate to Islam, the state, the majority Han Chinese and one another?

Image of a A Uyghur woman standing at a religious shrine near Hotan, southern Xinjiang.
January 4, 2017 / The Caravan
by Alice Su

For centuries, Uyghurs have journeyed between the different Muslim shrines dotting the Taklamakan Desert. Now, the Chinese state has forcibly closed many of them.

December 16, 2016 / Foreign Policy
by Alice Su

Chinese authorities speak of terrorism as an ideological problem, but treat it as an ethnic one.

The flags of many nations fly at the COP22 climate conference in Marrakesh. The nearly 200 nations committed to the Paris Climate Agreement were stunned this week when President elect Trump announced his plans to rush to withdraw from the accord. Image by Justin Catanoso. Morocco, 2016.
November 18, 2016 / Mongabay
by Justin Catanoso

As President elect Trump seeks a quick exit from the Paris Climate Accord, the international community at the COP22 climate summit says the world will go forward without the US; China may lead.

November 14, 2016
by Andre Lambertson, Rebecca Kaplan

New York-based photographer explores his range of work with faculty and students, sharing his reporting from New Orleans, Staten Island, Liberia, Jamaica and beyond.

An open-air market in Marrakesh, Morocco. The city is hosting November’s COP22 Climate Conference and decisions made there could shape its future. If the rising heat brought by global warming isn’t abated, then parts of North Africa could become inhabitable by mid-century, according to a 2016 study. Image by Feliciano Guimarães via Creative Commons. Morocco, 2016.
November 3, 2016 / Mongabay
by Justin Catanoso

This month’s 22nd UN climate conference in Morocco is critical for putting practical mechanisms in place to determine how the world’s nations will curb climate change.

Malikka Bouaissa (left) and Assia Missaoui
November 3, 2016 / Untold Stories
by Nick Shindo Street

Sword-wielding ISIS partisans grab headlines and prompt clicks, but Europe's other Muslim fringe—women, LGBT people, artists and community activists—are far more numerous and influential.

Image by Alice Su. China, 2016.
October 25, 2016
by Tom Hundley

This week, China's growing isolationism and its global influence, a North Korean film festival, and highlights from our student fellows Washington weekend.

October 24, 2016
by Nick Shindo Street

Europe's extremist Muslim fringe dominates headlines, but progressive artists and activists on the "other Muslim fringe" are at the forefront of efforts to shape the future of Islam in Europe.

A Hui Chinese man at one of the Sufi shrines in Lanzhou, northwestern China. Image by Alice Su. China, 2016.
October 21, 2016 / ChinaFile
by Alice Su

How does the Chinese Communist Party interact with Hui minority Muslims?

October 20, 2016
by Akela Lacy, Sarah Fahmy

The 2016 Washington Weekend kicked off as student fellows discussed their international reporting projects. Themes included "Environment at Risk," "Issues of Identity," and "Human Rights."

October 17, 2016 / The Atlantic
by Alice Su

Terror and religious extremism challenge a state unaccustomed to martyrdom narratives. Can a country doing business all over the world really avoid other peoples' politics?

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