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July 6, 2011

Who Will Meet the Dalai Lama?

The Dalai Lama is in Washington this week and next, but it appears that no high ranking administration official will see him. The president and secretary of state are here, but unless something chang…

February 17, 2010

Tibet
U.S.-China: Dalai Lama Drama

Tensions over the first visit of the Dalai Lama to the Obama White House indicate China’s mounting domestic concerns even as it exercises growing global clout, says Tibet expert Robert Barnett.

May 13, 2013

China
Portraits of Tibetans who killed themselves in self-immolation are seen behind candles in a candlelight vigil. The Dalai Lama’s Self-Immolation Dilemma

Beginning in February 2009, a number of self-immolation incidents have occurred in the greater Tibetan region in China. Since then, at least 116 Tibetan monks and farmers have chosen to set themselve…

October 5, 2011

China
Zuma Government Blocks Dalai Lama’s Visit to South Africa Zuma Government Blocks Dalai Lama’s Visit to South Africa

Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to supporters at a pro-Tibet rally in San Francisco, California April 8, 2008. (Robert Galbraith/Courtesy Reuters) On October 4, the Dalai Lama canceled a planned visi…

September 29, 2011

China
China, South Africa, and the Dalai Lama China, South Africa, and the Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R), presents the International Campaign for Tibet's Light of Truth Award to South African Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu at a ceremony in Brusse…

December 9, 2011

China
South African Visa for the Dalai Lama: It All Comes Out South African Visa for the Dalai Lama: It All Comes Out

Wits University students and lecturers hold placards as they take part in a public march to protest the cancellation of the Dalai Lama's visit to South Africa, in Johannesburg October 5, 2011. (…

October 6, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Zuma Government Digs Itself Into a Deeper Hole Over Dalai Lama South Africa’s Zuma Government Digs Itself Into a Deeper Hole Over Dalai Lama

South Africa's Vice President Kgalema Motlanthe (L) meets Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the Ziguangge in Zhongnanhai in Beijing September 29, 2011. (POOL New/Courtesy Reuters) The Zuma governme…

September 15, 2011

China
Dalai Lama Visa Issues for Desmond Tutu’s Eightieth? Dalai Lama Visa Issues for Desmond Tutu’s Eightieth?

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (R) greets South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 18, 2004. (Lyle Stafford/Courtesy Reuters) The Dalai Lama has applied for a So…

April 13, 2017

China
Great-Wall-opening Hollywood and China’s Unequal Affair

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the first post in his three-part series on the relationship between Hollyw…

September 17, 2015

United States
The Republican Debate: Where Was the Freedom Agenda?

Watching the Republican debate last night, I was very glad to see the field (with Rand Paul as the only real exception) acknowledge George W. Bush’s foreign policy achievements-- not least keeping Am…