Nepali Maoists Protégé: Int’l Community

By Maila Baje — All in all, within his first 100 days in office, Dahal had met with the leaders of China, India and the United States, the three principal drivers of the country’s destiny. Civil society leaders sung paeans to the purity of the Maoists’ pursuit of violence in

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Aggressive Chinese Moves in South China Sea Conflict

By Joshua Philipp — An announcement by the Chinese regime on June 16 about its island building in the South China Sea is less than meets the eye. While the regime claimed its programs to build new islands in the disputed South China Sea are nearly complete, in fact it’s

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The Karan-Saran Conundrum

By Maila Baje — For long, India profited from a diabolic game of playing on all sides and retaining enough plausible deniability to step in as the redeemer. It can no longer afford that luxury. Perhaps the promulgation of the new Constitution – complete with its infirmities and flaws –

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Nepal: Failed Political Experiment

By Yubaraj Ghimire — But more people questioning the CA’s legitimacy is likely to drive home the message that Nepal’s political experiment has failed. Last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on a visit to prepare for President Xi Jinping’s trip, sent a clear message to three top leaders by

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India Used Maoist to Destabilize King’s Regime in Nepal

Professor Madhukar SBJ Rana — The rise of the Maoists in Nepal is not that the Indians were supporting. Their rise is an indigenous phenomenon. However, in my view, it was later on used by the Indian government to destabilize the then regime led by the King of Nepal, which

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China means no Competition with India in Nepal: FM Wang

“We hope Nepal becomes a bridge for China with India and South Asia.” By Telegraphnepal China raises Nepal aide 5-fold to compete with India. This is what a headline from India’s top newspaper read following China’s benevolent gesture to increase its aide to Nepal in Kathmandu. The Indian jealousy beginning

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China’s Jinping tells Army to be ready for war

By World Bulletin/News Desk Chinese president Xi Jinping has promoted three People's Liberation Army (PLA) generals known to be close to him and also asked his troops to "improve their combat readiness and sharpen their ability to win a regional war in the age of information technology", The Times of

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China’s Nepal Policy: Review the Past

By Deepak Gajurel — It is high time that Beijing should consider correcting its past policies, if not for Nepal’s interests, for the sake of China’s itself. This was in pursuance of two aspects, first, obliterating any recurrence of West European conflict, and second, containing the Soviet Union from penetrating

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Can China Fall Peacefully?

By Andy Morimoto The idea that China cannot rise peacefully has become something of an international-relations truism. The story here is simple: as China’s economy grows, its military will follow, and just as other great powers have used force to achieve their foreign-policy goals, so, too, will China. Yet while

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China’s Submarine Noose Around India

Submarine game: How China is using undersea vessels to project power in India's neighbourhood By Sandeep Unnithan Four decades after the 1971 India-Pakistan war, India's intelligence agencies are once again scanning a stretch of coastline in southern Bangladesh. Cox's Bazar was rocketed and strafed by INS Vikrant's fighter aircraft to

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Russia and China to form Asia-Pacific collective security system

Russia and China are concerned over US attempts to strengthen its military and political clout in the Asia-Pacific Region By TASS Defense ministries of Russia and China seek to form a regional collective security system in the Asia-Pacific region, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday after talks with

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