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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

New Tibetan Political Journal Launched

June 25, 2010
June 25, 2010

A new online journal, The Tibetan Political
Review (TPR), has been launched at At a time when
Tibetans are beginning to choose their next Kalon
Tripa (Prime Minister), this journal aims to
advance constructive discussion of the important
political issues facing the Tibetan nation.

The Tibetan people are confronting a series of
critical issues including the Kalon Tripa
election, improving democratization, independence
versus autonomy, and visions for the future of
Tibet.  TPR is an attempt to create a forum where
these issues can be subjected to reasoned,
analytical, and unhampered discussion.

The journal’s current featured issue is the Kalon
Tripa election.  TPR sets out all the nominated
candidates for Kalon Tripa and their available
policy positions, provides editorials and an open
forum for public commentary, and offers a chance
for the candidates to respond.  The journal's
only rule is that unfounded personal attacks are not permitted.

The journal’s goal is to ensure that political
debates are about issues, not personalities.  The
Editorial Board members do not hold themselves
out as any sort of "experts" but simply as
Tibetans who hope to contribute to the national
discussion and who invite all other Tibetans to join them.

TPR is run by an Editorial Board consisting of
Nima R.T. Binara, Wangchuk D. Shakabpa, Bhuchung D. Sonam, and Tenzin Wangyal.

About This Journal

The Tibetan Political Review is an online journal
dedicated to advancing constructive discussion of
the important political issues facing the Tibetan nation.

Thoughtful articles and letters to the editor are
invited, especially from any Tibetan.  The only
rule is that unfounded personal attacks are not
permitted.  Authors are further asked to focus on
issues rather than personalities.

The Tibetan Political Review is run by an
Editorial Board comprising the following individuals:

* Nima R.T. Binara is a lawyer in Washington,
DC.  He serves on the board of Tibet Justice
Center and the Global Tibetan Professionals
Network-North America, and is a member of the
Strategic Planning Task Force of the
International Tibet Support Network (ITSN).

* Wangchuk D. Shakabpa was born in Kalimpong,
India.  He graduated from Seton Hall University
with a B.A. in Political Science in 1989 and
Georgetown Univ. Law Center with a J.D. in
1992.  He is a member of the DC, California, and
New Mexico bars.  He is currently Senior Trial
Attorney with Commodity Futures Trading
Commission.  He serves on the boards of
U.S.-Tibet Committee and Tibet Justice Center,
and is a former board member of SFT.

* Bhuchung D. Sonam lives in Dharamsala, India.

* Tenzin Wangyal is a graduate of Northeastern
University School of Law in Boston.  He served on
the board of SFT from 2006-2008.  Before law
school, he penned a series of op-ed articles on  He is an alumnus of Middlebury
College in Vermont and Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharamsala, India.

The Editorial Board can be emailed at:
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
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