U.S. Pivot to ASEAN: Where Are We Now?

With a new ambassador in place, can Washington sustain its commitment to a key region? By Peter T. Keo The 25th ASEAN Summit is around the corner. One question worth asking is: How committed is the U.S. to the pivot to ASEAN? Since establishing the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations in 1977,

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India-China Border Standoff: High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe

Biggest Border Clashes in Decades a Sign of Growing Friction Between World’s Most-Populous Countries By Gordon Fairclough KORZOK, India—It was dusk when the herdsmen reached their Himalayan village bearing ominous news: They had spotted dozens of camouflage-clad Chinese soldiers inside territory India considers its own. Indian security forces poured in,

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China urges India not to complicate the situation

By Nepal Polity desk Disputed Sino-India borders have again come to the fore with allegations and counter-allegations between Nepal’s two giant neighbors, China and India. India has, since early this year, been alleging Chinese People’s Liberation Army of intruding deep into Indian territory. The latest of such Indian accusation against

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South China Sea calmer than it appears

By Ding Gang The eighth Senior Officials' Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the South China Sea was held in Bangkok from Sunday to Monday, and was attended by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin and senior officials from foreign ministries of

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A Social Democratic Roadmap for Educational Reform in Asia

By Richard Javad Heydarian There is almost a universal consensus among experts, civil society organizations, governments and global institutions with respect to Education’s crucial role in fostering individual empowerment collective cohesion, and national as well as regional development. Also, throughout the long history of the emergence and development of social

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ब्राड्ली र नेपाली पत्रकारिता

ध्रुवहरि अधिकारी बेञ्जामिन सी. ब्राड्ली आफ्नो जीवनकालमै अमेरिकी पत्रकारिताजगतमा विशिष्ट व्यक्तित्व भइसकेका थिए। त्यसैले कार्तिक ४ गते (२१ अक्टोबर) उनको निधन हुँदा आफ्नो पूर्वसम्पादक गुमाउने 'वासिङ्गटन पोस्ट' अखबार मात्र प्रभावित भएन। ब्राड्ली ९३ वर्षको उमेरमा कालगतिले बितेका भए तापनि उनको देहावसानको खबर अमेरिकाभरि शीर्ष समाचार बन्यो; बाँकी विश्वका सञ्चारमाध्यमले पनि

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China asks to curb ‘anti-China’ activities from Nepal

Nepal Polity desk Chinese high level officials have once again, in a strongly worded messages, ‘requested’ Nepal government to guarantee China’s security concerns from Nepali soil. The visiting Chief of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Luo Sang Jiang Cun, in a meeting with Nepali government officials, asked to take strong measures

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आत्मसमर्पण नठानियोस्

स्वयम्भुनाथ कार्की राजालाई पाखा लगाएको घोषणा गरियो । राजालाई राजकीय संबोधन गर्नेहरुमाथि परिवर्तन संबाहक भनिनेहरुको समूहको मात्र हैन प्रशासनिक दमन पनि हुँदैछ । तर यसले यो संबोधन गर्नेहरुको संख्या बढाउँदैछ, घटाएको छैन । राजकीय औपचारिकतामा भनिने शब्द ‘सबारी’ अहिले मन्त्रीहरुको हिँडडुलमा पनि प्रयोग हुँदैछ । आफैले धर्म निरपेक्ष घोषणा गरेको

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भद्र अवज्ञा – पराजित ‘क्रान्ति’ !

सामान्यतया नेपाली समाजले अन्य झैँ तीव्र प्रतिक्रिया गर्दैन, अस्तित्व कै प्रश्न नहुन्जेल चुपचाप लागे जस्तो गर्छ । ‘भन्नेले भन्दै गर्छन, किन दन्त बझान गरिराख्नु । सके हो हो भन्दिनु नसके चुप्प लागेर आफ्नो काम गर्दै रहनु’ यो नेपाली समाजको कार्यनीति हो । आफुलाई मन नपरेको कुराको ‘भद्र अवज्ञा’ गर्ने चलनलाई

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