After Autonomy
Thinking Clearly on Hong Kong

Beijing believes it has accurately priced in whatever policies the United States may enact in reaction to its recent moves. It’s time to plan our next moves with in what is likely to be a long struggle for freedom throughout China.

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Religion and Politics
The Dalai Lama as Spiritual Leader

Alexander Norman’s new biography lifts the veil on the Dalai Lama’s spiritual role, showing how it has informed both his political efforts and the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to exploit controversies within Tibetan Bhuddism.

What's in a name?
Don’t Call It the Wuhan Virus

A tough line on the Chinese Communist Party is welcome, but the Administration’s name game plays right into Xi’s hands.

Beijing’s Long Game
China Is Using You

China is energetically sowing divisions between states and the Federal government.

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Peripheral Vision
Why Mongolian Democracy Is Worth Defending

America’s allies in Asia will draw lessons from how nations like Mongolia fare in the new era of U.S.-China competition.

Jimmy Lai and Martin Lee (r) marching in Hong Kong in 2013.
"America Is Waking Up"
Hong Kong, Beijing, and the US-China Policy Shift

Hong Kong democracy advocates Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai open up about Beijing’s plans, U.S. China policy, and the future of freedom and democracy movement in their city.

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Beijing’s Long Game
Hong Kong Deserves U.S. Support

The people of Hong Kong have done the world a service by dealing a setback to Beijing’s global anti-democratic agenda. The U.S. should back them up.

George H.W. Bush, Lodi Gyari, Tenzin Tethong, and the Dalai Lama (White House photo)
In Memoriam
Making the Case for Tibet

RIP Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari (1949-2018), who worked to build support for the cause of Tibet in the United States, and led negotiations with Chinese officials on behalf of the Dalai Lama.

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Values and Interests
China Cracks Down in Xinjiang

Beijing’s intensifying campaign of repression against the Uighurs carries important implications for U.S. interests in Asia.

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Pushing the Limits
Beijing’s “National Security” Gambit for Hong Kong

If its Indo-Pacific initiative is to be credible, the United States must find way to address Beijing’s projection of ideological influence throughout the region, including Hong Kong.

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