Michael Clarke

Associate Professor, National Security College at Crawford School of Public Policy


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Crawford School of Public Policy

Dr Michael Clarke is an internationally recognised expert on the history and politics of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia, Central Asian geopolitics, and nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation. He has generated numerous academic publications across these fields of research including one sole authored book, one co-authored book, five edited books, thirty-four peer reviewed journal articles, and fourteen book chapters.

He also regularly provides expert media commentary on Uyghur/Xinjiang and Chinese foreign policy-related issues to national and international media and has published commentary with Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, CNN, BBC News, South China Morning Post, and The Diplomat amongst others.

He has also provided advice and testimony to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Chinese policy in Xinjiang and China’s foreign policy in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism NSPO8024 American National Security Policy


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