September 17, 2016

The Dire Consequences of the Imprisonment of Ilham Tohti

The nomination last week of the imprisoned Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti for the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is welcome recognition of the […]
August 12, 2014

Self Delusion

I have been asked by the editors to prepare an essay that sums up some of the positions I’ve taken on Tibet issues over the years. […]
May 30, 2014

Selbsttäuschung – „Die Politik des Mittleren Weges ist realitätsfern“

Selbsttäuschung nenne ich das, was die Politik der tibetischen Exilführung und die Meinung vieler Tibet-Unterstützer in meinen Augen am treffendsten kennzeichnet. Im Grunde genommen ist die […]
January 26, 2014

Collateral Damage

The January 15th arrest of Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur, a professor, and an activist for the rights of the Uyghur people inside the People’s Republic of […]
May 8, 2013


Note:  A postscript was added to this essay on May 15, 2013** About a year-and-a-half ago I was having dinner with a group of friends in […]
September 14, 2012

The Body Count

中港台网友们: 译文发贴于说,还是不说,看不见的西藏,等 十 个 网 站 。 。 。 非常感谢更桑东智的翻译。 Cultures of memory are organized by round numbers, intervals of ten; but somehow the remembrance of […]
January 9, 2012

Remembering Tapey

In the last item I posted on the Rangzen Alliance site I referred to a recent piece by Woeser. Having drawn on her comments for that […]
January 8, 2012

Sympathetic Vibes

A few days ago Radio Free Asia posted an article on the question of whether there is a growing understanding of Tibet and sympathy for Tibetans […]
January 8, 2012


Last week I posted an article over at Tibetan Political Review about the Global Buddhist Congregation that was held in New Delhi at the end of […]