Olivia Enos

Olivia Enos, policy analyst in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation, specializes in human rights and transnational criminal issues. These include human trafficking and human smuggling, drug trafficking, religious freedom, and other social and humanitarian challenges facing Asia.

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Vietnamese Government Uses COVID-19 to Crack Down on Christians
Vietnamese Government Uses COVID-19 to Crack Down on Christians

Recent coronavirus outbreaks have led Vietnam to impose harsher restrictions to protect the health of citizens. But COVID-19 has also enabled the socialist government to ramp up its persecution of Christians.

Religious Persecution in China Intensifies Brainwashing Camps Christians
Religious Persecution in China Intensifies with Brainwashing Camps for Christians

Given the gravity of the situation in China, the administration and Congress must step up efforts to hold the CCP accountable for its violations of religious freedom.

Chinese Communist Party Targets Families of Uighur Activists
Chinese Communist Party Targets Families of Uighur Activists

It has become a regular practice of the Chinese Communist Party to try to silence Uighur activists abroad by holding their family members in Xinjiang hostage.

North Korea Should Face Consequences for Expanding Political Prison Camps
North Korea Should Face Consequences for Expanding Political Prison Camps

For years the international community has decried gross violations of human rights inside the prison camps. The recent expansion of the prison camp system, however, increases the need for the US government to take substantive actions to address human rights issues in North Korea.

Protecting Rohingya after the Coup in Burma
Protecting Rohingya after the Coup in Burma

The brutalities endured by Burma’s Rohingya—the country’s most vulnerable population—were bad even before the recent coup. The US response must take their plight into account, or risk making it even worse.

Deceived and Sold: How China Treats North Korean Female Defectors
Deceived and Sold: How China Treats North Korean Female Defectors

An estimated 74.6 percent of North Korean defectors become victims of human trafficking in China, and the situation is worse for female defectors.

Chinese Government Targets Children to Further Control Uighurs
Chinese Government Targets Children to Further Control Uighurs

New reports detail how the Chinese Communist Party is now systematically separating Uighur children and parents to transform their communities and shape their individual responses to God-given choices.

What We’ve Learned from Hong Kong Protests So Far
What We’ve Learned from the Hong Kong Protests So Far

When Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Hong Kong’s Legislative Council originally introduced the proposed extradition law in late March 2019, they could never have predicted the firestorm it would set off.

What to Expect from the Inter-Korean Summit
What to Expect from the Inter-Korean Summit

The US and South Korea should have contingencies ready in case negotiations with North Korea don’t go as planned.

America Should Support the Rohingya and Place Sanctions on Burmese Military
America Should Support the Rohingya and Place Sanctions on Burmese Military

The Burmese military is the primary perpetrator of violence against Rohingya. Villages in Maungdaw township on the border with Bangladesh are almost completely empty because Rohingya fled the brutal violence. The United Nations is calling it a textbook case of ethnic cleansing, and Human Rights Watch believes it may constitute crimes against humanity.