Nepal: Maoist winning political game

By Deepak GajurelCourtesy: Telegraph WeeklyThe opposition (read Nepali Congress and CPN-Unified Marxists Leninists) has been given yet another blow from the Maoist side. The Maoist-led Bhattarai government is all set to legalize the ownership certified by the 'People's' government's seized lands. Thousands of land-transactions that were certified by the Maoists

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South Asia Predictions for 2012

By Atlantic CouncilThe South Asia Center receives guidance and support from many experts throughout the world. Our senior fellows, guest-speakers, Center patrons, and visitors contribute heavily to the Center’s mission to “wage peace,” and engage the international community in the region. The Center asked our contributors the simple, but key

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Expect Chinese Attack Against India by ‘June/July 2012′: Col. Dr. Anil Athale Warns

By MEMRIIn a recent article, former Indian Army officer Dr. Anil Athale warned that China is carefully orchestrating security-related incidents against India. Such incidents include Chinese military incursions into Indian territory in the Western and North-Eastern border regions of India, recent mistreatment of Indian diplomats and businessmen in China, recurring

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India’s Insecurity

By Sanjay KumarThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the Indo-China war. Yet while China seems to have moved on, India is still seemingly nursing its wounds. Indeed, the sad fact is that it has been unable to reconcile the psychological trauma inflicted during its infancy as a nation.This is reflected in the attitude of India towards its neighbour, and the way it allows even small issues to mar bilateral relations. Despite rhetorical flourishes over how

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काइदाको चुटकिला !

प्रतिपक्षी एउटा ठूलो दलका एकजना नेताले माघ ८ गते व्यवस्थापिका-संसदमा भनेछन्‍ '... माओवादीले मुठभेड खोजेको हो ?'क्या काइदाको चुटकिला ! माओवादीले मुठभेड कोसँग गर्ने ? बन्दूकविहिन सँसदवादीहरुले निजी सेना र बन्दूक सहितको माओवादीसँग मुठभेड (भिडन्त) गर्ने ?जवाफ हाजिर छ: १. माओवादीसँग निजी सेनाको बथान र बन्दूकको चाङ्ग छ ।२. सरकारमा हालीमुहाली रहेकाले

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When Wen came

By Yubaraj GhimireChinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Kathmandu may have rescued Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai from a huge embarrassment, but no one believes that it was the motive of the official visit — which was less than five hours in duration. Unlike earlier high-level Chinese visits, Wen’s was below

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