THE QUESTION

Protests over the Olympic torch relay have led to a crackdown in Tibet. Is Tibetan independence a lost cause? If not, what should its supporters do to win it?

Posted by David Ignatius and Lauren Keane on April 24, 2008 3:45 PM

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Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Independent Tibet Would Mean More Suffering

The world already has too many failed "independent" nation-states. Don't make Tibet another one.

Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 64 COMMENTS
Apr 24, 2008 at 9:35 AM
Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

An Orphaned Tibet

Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 23 COMMENTS
Miklós Vámos is a Hungarian novelist, screenwriter and talk show host. He is one of the most read and respected writers in his native Hungary. He has taught at Yale University on a Fulbright fellowship, served as The Nation’s East European correspondent, worked as consultant on the Oscar-winning film Mephisto, and presented Hungary’s most-watched cultural television show. Vámos has received numerous awards for his plays, screenplays, novels and short stories, including the Hungarian Merit Award for lifetime achievement. The Book of Fathers is considered his most accomplished novel and has sold 200,000 copies in Hungary.

Someday China Will Accept A Free Tibet

Miklos Vamos Budapest, Hungary | 0 COMMENTS
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» BeWay | Out of the blue, there is at least some sensible people who is willing to use logical reasoning to tell us what needs to be done to help the common Ti...
» Tenzin | I totally agree, why don't Iran give up their independence and become a part of China? After all, Iran would be much more prosperous, and they would ...
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