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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A Net Assessment of Europe

By George Friedman — It was the existence of the European Union that gave the peninsula a framework for eastward expansion. NATO, in many ways, became moribund as it lost its rationale after the Cold War. However, in the years after Soviet collapse, the European Union was dynamic and seemed

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‘संविधान’ मा खतरनाक नागरिक कर्तव्य !

बबिता बस्नेत — सिंगापुर भ्रमणमा रहेका बेला नेपालीको एउटा समूह कार्यक्रम स्थलसम्म पुग्न ट्याक्सी चढेछ । तीन दिनसम्म एकै ठाउँ जानुपर्ने रहेछ, प्रत्येक दिन ट्याक्सी चढ्दा उत्ति नै पैसा उठेछ । हामीकहाँ ट्याक्सीपिच्छे फरक–फरक पैसा उठ्ने देखिरहेका र भोगिरहेका उनीहरूमध्ये बलबहादुर केसी (हाल जिल्ला न्यायाधीश)ले टयाक्सीवालालाई सोधेछन्, ‘तिमीहरूकोमा त सबै

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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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Destroying Syria to Make It Safe for American Values

If Hugo were alive today, he might well have used the same haunting lines to describe the smoking wreckage of the Mideast.  Except this time it was the  United States, France and Britain who wrought havoc in the Arab world, assisted by modern Turkey. By Eric Margolis “The Turks have

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In Nepal, a deadlock, a likely confrontation

By Rajesh Singh – While many experts and the single-judge Bench of the Supreme Court may have legal arguments to justify the basis for the interim stay on the 16-point agreement, one cannot escape the political implications of the setback to the breakthrough. For one, the wait for a Constitution

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