March 29, 2023
Implications of Dalai Lama Identifying New Head of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia
By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
His move, which adds a twist to the Tibetan power struggle with China, will have to be endorsed by the Mongolian clergy for broader acceptance.
March 23, 2023
China’s Grip on Mongolia’s Quest for Spiritual Leadership
By Amar Adiya
The search for the next Jebtsundamba Khutuktu is being complicated by Beijing’s desire to assert control over Tibetan Buddhism – even outside China’s borders.
May 11, 2022
A New Russian Gas Pipeline Is a Bad Idea for Mongolia
By Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva
The Soyuz-Vostok pipeline, part of the larger Power of Siberia 2 project, will make Mongolia even more vulnerable to pressure from its autocratic neighbors.
October 20, 2021
Could Russia’s Buddhist Republics Complicate Relations With China?
By James Utley and Jade McGlynn
Religious diplomacy might be a sophisticated Kremlin foreign policy tactic, but it will never trump basic Russian foreign policy needs.
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.
July 24, 2020
Larung Gar: The World’s Largest Monastery – and Highest Slum
By Shivaji Das
A rare glimpse of life in the Tibetan monastery, now closed to foreign visitors.
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.
May 24, 2019
Where Does Tibet Fit Into the US-China Relationship?
By Eleanor Albert
With the U.S. ambassador's visit, Tibet may again be poised to play a larger role in US-China relations.
March 21, 2019
China Is Winning the War for Nepali Buddhism
By Lauren Jackson
China's inroads in Nepal mean increasing control over Buddhist heritage sites – with implications for Tibet.
March 20, 2019
Beijing: Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Must Comply With Chinese Laws
By Charlotte Gao
Dalai Lama says it is possible that his successor might be found in India.
February 05, 2019
India-Bhutan Relations: Leveraging Ladakh
By Stanzin Lhaskyabs
With Bhutan maturing as a democratic country, India should take this opportunity to further strengthen ties.
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.
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