Sean R. Roberts is Director of the International Development Studies masters program at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. He has extensive experience working for USAID on democracy and governance development projects in the former Soviet Union, especially in Central Asia, and he still frequently contributes to USAID analytical work on the region. Additionally, he is an anthropologist who has conducted substantial fieldwork in the Uyghur communities of Central Asia and China, and he frequently comments on the current situation of the Uyghurs in the People's Republic of China for media outlets, including CNN, BBC, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He was recently the lead researcher and author of an assessment of everyday corruption in Ukraine for USAID, and he is co-editing a volume on the impact of state-led development in China on the Uyghur minority. He is also working on a book about the evolution of the Uyghur terrorist threat and counter-terrorism measures in China and their implications for the Global War on Terror.