January 28, 2023
Nomads, Mountains, and Militarization in the Tibetan Plateau
By Scott Ezell
The eastern Tibetan plateau, once largely untouched by industrial development, has been overtaken by dams, mining, and security forces.
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.
June 11, 2021
5G and the Contested China-India Border
By Tenzin Dalha
China’s rapid 5G build-up has come to Tibet. That will have security implications for India.
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 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.
October 16, 2020
US Appoints New Special Coordinator for Tibetan Affairs
By Abhijnan Rej
Beyond tokenism, the concurrent appointment of Robert Destro to the position does not signify much.
August 18, 2020
Trouble on China’s Periphery: The Stability-Instability Paradox
By David Skidmore
Today's Chinese nationalism is built on CCP loyalty and Han culture and identity – and thus leaves out a large number of China’s people.
August 13, 2020
The Tangled History of the ‘Tibet Card’
By Ben Hales
It is impossible to understand the transformation of a population into a political “card” without understanding Tibet’s early 20th century.
July 16, 2020
Is India Ready to Play the ‘Tibet Card’ in Its Battle With China?
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Talk of a “Tibet card” in India’s hands is not new, but is New Delhi likely to play it?
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.
July 16, 2019
How WeChat Conquered Tibet
By Tenzin Dalha
Tibetans know the surveillance risks, but many choose to give up privacy for convenience.