Since the Taliban’s rapid takeover of Afghanistan, much has been said about the grave threat the militants pose to ethnic and religious minorities. One group has, however, been largely overlooked – the Uyghurs. Since the Taliban regained power of the Central Asian country, Uyghurs in the country are anxious over heightened Chinese control and influence. The Chinese state has deployed a range of aggressive methods to silence Uyghur critics abroad, or in some cases even detain and render them back to Xinjiang province. With Beijing positioning itself as a leading player in Afghanistan’s economic future, the country’s Uyghurs will understandably be extremely uneasy over what the future holds.