Category Archives: Opinions

  • Lobsang Sangay Tibet is the test of China’s rise

    US President Barack Obama's decision to visit Asia, his first foreign trip after re-election, reaffirms his administration's foreign policy pivot to Asia. The tour will attract a lot of attention throughout the region. ...

  • Kiara O'Gorman A tricky position for Tibet

    With the release of the Australia in the Asian Century report, it is hoped that Tibet does not become a forgotten part of Asia. ...

  • Sutirtho Patranobis A burning Tibet cannot be good for China

    It can't be great for China if its own citizens continue to burn themselves to death. For the new leadership readying to rule China, to douse the fire and make Tibet serene and tranquil should be a priority. ...

  • Kiara O'Gorman Miss Tibet versus the World

    The Miss Tibet and Miss Himalaya beauty pageants have been subject to criticism from Western media and scholars. Kiara O'Gorman explores why the competitions are not necessarily a "bad thing". ...

  • Ajai Shukla Don’t fight 1962 all over again

    Even after having been whipped in war, India is winning the peace. And China, despite having 'taught India a lesson', feels challenged from both sides of McMahon Line. ...

  • MK Bhadrakumar Getting 1962 Sino-Indian war conclusions right isn’t too difficult

    As illustrated during the 1962 Sino-Indian War, a major challenge in the conduct of foreign policy comes in overcoming the tyranny of the Indian bureaucracy. ...

  • BG Verghese The war we lost – 1962 Sino-Indian conflict

    THE 1962 Sino-Indian conflict is half a century old, but to understand what happened, one needs to go further back to Indian independence and the creation of the PRC. ...

  • Lobsang Wangyal Decoding the message from immolations in Tibet

    Nobody would choose to die. Even if suicidal, nobody would choose to die in such a painful way. So why are these Tibetans burning themselves? ...

  • Srikanth Kondapalli What to expect from Chinese defence minister’s visit

    Some bold measures from Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie and his Indian counterpart AK Antony are essential to make the former's visit successful. ...

  • Lobsang Wangyal The crime of Julian Assange: Speaking the truth

    If something happens to Assange's life, the US and UK governments will be accountable. And I will be among those seeking answers. ...