Roy Anthony Rogers is a Head of the Department of Strategic and International Studies (JPAS), University of Malaya. He has a B.A. (Hons) in International Studies and a Master in Strategic and Defence Studies (M.SDS), both from the University of Malaya. He has also taught at the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College (MAFSC). In 2012 he obtained a PhD from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and his area of research includes government and politics of the Central Asian republics and human rights conditions in Xinjiang. He received the Taiwan Fellowship sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (MOFA), of the Republic of China to conduct research on the human rights conditions in Xinjiang. During the research period he was attached to the Institute of International Relations (IIR), National Chengchi University (NCCU) as a visiting scholar.