April 29, 2022
For Tibetans, Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Sparks Bitter Memories
By Yeshi Dorje
Mao’s unprovoked invasion of Tibet in 1949-50 also relied on a heavily distorted historical narrative designed to confuse Chinese citizens and the world.
March 10, 2022
An Important Anniversary Reminds Us: Don’t Forget About Tibet
By Andy Levin
On the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation, we must put Tibetan rights center stage in U.S. foreign policy once again.
March 10, 2021
Why the Chinese Communist Party Sees Tibetan Monks as ‘Troublemakers’
By Apa Lhamo
The CCP’s strategy for consolidating control over Tibet centers on “sinicizing” Tibetan Buddhism.
January 25, 2021
Hong Kong’s Present Echoes Tibet’s Past
By Simon Shen
In both 1959 Tibet and 2019 Hong Kong, popular dissent became a flashpoint for the end of meaningful autonomy - just as Beijing had planned.
January 09, 2021
The Underlying Politics of Poverty Alleviation in Tibet
By Palden Sonam
Trainings and relocations of Tibetan nomads and farmers are aimed more at political stability than poverty alleviation.
December 30, 2020
Amid US-China Tensions, Tibetans Seize the Moment
By Kevin Holden
A Tibetan leader presses the U.S. to punish China for crimes against humanity.
April 22, 2020
China’s Hidden Crackdown in Tibet
By Kate Saunders
The Chinese state has used the coronavirus pandemic to deepen its advance into the private and devotional lives of Tibetans.
December 28, 2018
What Every Tibetan Wants
By Vishal Arora
The youngest member of the India-based Tibetan parliament-in-exile talks about her dream for her homeland.
August 20, 2018
The Great Game for the Future of Tibetan Buddhism
By Aadil Brar
India, China, and the case of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.
September 08, 2016
China’s Latest Crackdown Is Not Its Worst
By Sarah Cook
The crackdown on rights defenders pales in comparisons to long term oppression of religious and ethnic minorities.
April 14, 2015
China’s Crackdowns in Tibet
By Kevin Holden
Rights groups are pushing for international action on the serial use of lethal force to crush Buddhist dissent.