The Jewel in the Ballot Box: Electing a New Dalai Lama

It is vital that we have a strong and unquestionably genuine democratic government that can unite all Tibetans to face and overcome such attacks on their religion and sacred institutions and ensure that the 15th Dalai Lama returns safely to his own people.

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Non-Violence and Non-Action

This article seeks to point out to our leaders and friends that the complexities of human affairs call for a more eclectic and robust approach to the Tibetan problem than the current pacifist inertia.

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The Incredible Weariness of Hope

Review of book Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land. by Patrick French

Tibet, Tibet. The title of Patrick French’s latest book intrigued me. Vaguely suggestive of a biblical lament, it also hinted at a kind of patient reproach, of the sort that Sir Isaac Newton is said to have dished out to his pet dog after it knocked over a candle and set fire to his research papers.

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The Forgotten Anniversary

This piece was written to remind Tibetans of the forgotten anniversary of our national revolution. All Tibetans need to be reminded of this, especially those who made it into exile.

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Virtual Tibet: The Media

The taking of firm roots of a free, boisterous press in the Tibetan refugee community has facilitated the Dalai Lama’s own efforts at the democratisation of the exile Tibetan polity.

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Silent Struggle

A short biography of Lhamo Tsering, Tibetan resistance leader, chief liaison officer between the CIA and the rebel forces, and Minister for Security at CTA.

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Why?

Though exotic Tibet sells in the West, there are hardly any takers when it comes to tackling the real issue. The issue is Independence!

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Kora (Full Circle)

“May you complete the work left incomplete. May you be successful in the struggle and take His Holiness the Dalai Lama back to a free Tibet.”

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The Survival of Darga Parkhang Chenmo

The Dérgé Parkhang Chenmo (Derge Printing Press) in Dérgé County of Kham Region, Tibet, survived through from the beginning the Chinese occupation of Tibet in late 1950s to the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and the reconstruction drive in the late 1980’s.

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A Cold War in Shangri La – The CIA in Tibet

Four decades after the CIA first got involved in Tibet, Roger McCarthy looks back and sums up its outcome: “If we look at what we did to Tibet as about the best that we could do, then I say that we have failed … miserably.”

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Tibet at a Crossroads

Given that China is a totalitarian state, there is no way it can accept the Middle Way approach without itself first undergoing a major transformation.

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