According to ASPI, Nathan Ruser has no formal qualifications or recognised expertise in Chinese geopolitics, demographics or anthropology.
His contributions to the Xinjiang issues are as a `researcher`, a title which does not clarify why his opinion should be considered at all. The documents he authors demonstrate a poor understanding of how objective or formal reports should be written.
Judgement: His opinions are irrelevant and not grounded in recognised expertise.
Biographical detailsDescribed as a "Researcher", Ruser`s expertise is apparently in "Satellite data, Open Source intelligence". Open Source Intelligence is a contrived label for the study of publicly available data using quantitative methods. It is popular among intelligence organisations and think tanks. It has been described as "ethical hacking".