Two weeks of protests have shaken Tibet, part of a Buddhist monk-led campaign of demonstrations against Chinese rule. The wave of protests have spread to the general population and prompted Beijing to send troops in to curb the unrest.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao accused the Dalai Lama of planning the protests in Tibet and parts of China to taint the upcoming Olympics in Beijing -- accusations that the Dalai Lama quickly denied. The Dalai Lama urged his followers to shun violence he and said he would resign as leader of Tibet's exiles if the unrest worsened.
So what are the roots of the conflict in Tibet and how can the current unrest be resolved? Two experts of the region answered your questions.
Donald Lopez is a professor of Tibetan and Buddhist studies at the University of Michigan.
Jeffrey Bader held Asian posts at the State Department and the National Security Council Staff during the Clinton Administration. He's now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute.