SAARC is not prepared for new security threats

By Madhukar SJB Rana — The SAARC Charter lays down eight sets of objectives. One of them is “to contribute to mutual trust, understanding and appreciation of one another’s problems.” It is believed that when President Ziaur Rahman floated the idea of regional cooperation among South Asian countries, India and

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अराजक राजनीतिका कुरूप द्विविधा

युवराज घिमिरे – – मोदीको नेपालप्रति जति सदासयता भएपनि उनको सरकारी संयन्त्र श्‍याम शरणकै नीति कार्यान्‍वयन गर्न समर्पित छ गोप्‍य रुपमा। पहाड नघुसेको अथवा पहाडविरोधी अनि पूर्ण तराईसहितको संघीयताकै पक्षमा श्‍याम शरण नीतिसँग जोडिएको व्‍यक्ति र शक्तिहरुको 'लविङ' जारी छ संघीयताका नाममा अहिले पनि।

India in South China Sea?

By Harsh V Pant With the Vietnamese prime minister’s visit to Delhi earlier this week, the Narendra Modi government has underlined its intention to take the Hanoi-Delhi ties forward from the momentum it has gained in the last few years. The two sides agreed to enhance bilateral trade to $15

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जातिवाद र हिन्दु हुण्डरी

राजन कार्की संघीयताका आवरणमा राष्ट्रपति, प्रधानमन्त्री, मन्त्रीजस्ता स्वार्थमा चुर्लुम्मै डुबेका हाम्रा होनहार (?) नेताहरु सच्चिएलान्, सुध्रिएलान् र हिन्दूवाद र जातिवादको हुण्डरी रोकिएला? सडकमा चिया बेच्ने नरेन्द्र मोदी भारतका प्रधानमन्त्री बनेका छन्। शारीरिक अपाङ्गताका कारण खुट्टाले लेखेर झमक घिमिरे लेखिका बनिन्। भन्नुको अर्थ मोदीसँग इमान्दारिता र अवधारणा थियो, उनी विश्व नेताको

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विवादको नाटक देखाएर राष्ट्रघातको तयारी

भरत दाहाल आजसम्म कुनै पनि नेपालीले प्रयोग गर्न नपाएको इतिहास बनिसकेको सो पिर्का मोदीलार्इ दिनुको अर्थ थियो उनलार्इ नेपालका राजाहरूको स्थानमा हिन्दु सम्राट बनाउनु। एमाओवादी मोर्चा र संसदवादीहरूलार्इ जुधाएर भारतले सुपुर्दगी र सुरक्षा संझौता गराउने खेल अघि बढाएका संकेतहरू देखिन थालेका छन्। १० बर्षसम्म संसदवादी र माओवादीबीच लडाइ गराएपछि मेलमिलाप

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The Critical Geopolitics of Bay of Bengal

By Robert D. Kaplan Amitav Ghosh is to my mind the most brilliant, serious fiction writer alive today. His emerging Ibis trilogy, about individuals caught up in the 19th-century opium trade in the Indian Ocean, has the sweep of Leo Tolstoy and a linguistic intricacy that might have impressed James

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Strategic competition in Afghanistan

By Christophe Jaffrelot NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan will not have the impact some observers were fearing. The new rulers of Kabul, President Abdul Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, have signed the agreement with the US that former President Hamid Karzai kept rejecting for months. According to this agreement,

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Should India Give Up on the UN Security Council?

By Neelam Deo and Karan Pradhan In his address to the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 27, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to “make it more democratic and participative.” It was a thinly-veiled call for India to

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Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces at Work in the Nation-State

By Zhixing Zhang "Here begins our tale: The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide. Thus it has ever been." This opening adage of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, China's classic novel of war and strategy, best captures the essential dynamism of Chinese geopolitics. At its heart is the

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