After 15 years in exile, and taking into consideration the gravity of the situation inside Tibet and the need to alleviate the suff ering of Tibetans, His Holiness the Dalai Lama envisions a win-win proposition to solve the issue of Tibet. He holds a series of discussions with the Kashag (CTA/Tibetan cabinet members), leaders of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE), and trusted friends of Tibet. An internal decision is taken to pursue a policy of autonomy‒ the “Middle Way” ‒ rather than separation from the Peopleʼs Republic of China (PRC). This policy comes to be known as the Middle Way Approach. (Tibetan: “Umaylam”)