Since the late 1950s, the rugged resolve of the Dalai Lama and his people and the growing respect for their efforts to free their homeland from Chinese occupation have made Tibet's political and cultural status a pressing issue in international affairs. So has the realization by nations, including the United States, that their geopolitical interests would best be served by the defeat of the Chinese and the achievement of Tibetan self-determination. Beyond Shangri-La provides unique insight into the efforts of the U.S. government and committed U.S. citizens to support a free Tibet.
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Knaus, who as a CIA operations officer helped train Tibetan resistance fighters, explains that Washington focused on its relationship with China and discouraged a U.S. visit from the Dalai Lama in the early 1970s, but has focused more on Tibetan rights since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and...Sep 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Beyond Shangri-La: America an...