India challenged in Nepal’s politics

The India-guided so called 'political change' in domestic politics has landed this peaceful Himalayan nation into a hell: politically, socially, morally, economically, religiously, diplomatically, and in all aspects of a nation's life. Nepali politicians, working as puppets for India's interests, are now trapped into the growing conflicts of interests among

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A Red (Chinese) Herring In A Recalcitrant Republic?

By Maila Baje — What specific threats, if any, did the Chinese make to precipitate Dahal’s U-turn? Did they remind Nepal of its responsibilities as the last tributary to the Middle Kingdom? Did they reiterate Sun Yat-sen’s lament over how China had lost Nepal to imperialism? Did they invoke the

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Modi among the pigeons

By Yubaraj Ghimire The 18th Saarc summit came and went, with a call for deeper integration of South Asia for peace and prosperity. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message that scepticism and cynicism should be transformed into hope explains the regional body’s poor implementation record for the last three decades.

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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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‘सहमति’ कि मुठभेडको तयारी ?

मुलुकलाई फेरि मुठभेडतर्फ धकेल्ने खतरा देखिएको छ । एमाओवादी अध्यक्षले ‘कांग्रेस-एमालेले आफूले प्रस्ताव गरेअनुसारको संविधान बन्‍न नदिए त्यसका विरुद्ध जनतालाई जुरुक्कै उठ्न आह्वान गर्ने’ दीपक गजुरेल नयाँ संविधानका मूल विषयहरुमा ‘सहमति’ को प्रयास गरिराखेका ‘प्रमुख’ दलहरुबीच दूरी वढ्दै एक–अर्का विरूद्ध आक्रामक बनेका छन् । अर्कातिर, संविधानसभाबाहिरका दलहरूको चर्कँदो ‘रणनीतिक’ व्यवहारले

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मुलुक चलाउन असफल दलहरु

असफल राष्ट्रमा हुने सबै विशेषता नेपाल राष्ट्रले हासिल गरिसकेको छ, विश्वव्यापी मान्यताका आधारमा । मुलुकको प्रतिष्ठा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय जगत्‍मा ध्वस्त पारिएको छ । दीपक गजुरेल सहकार्य गरेर नयाँ नेपाल बनाउन अघि बढेका संसदवादी राजनीतिक दलहरु र माओवादीले सहमति त्याग्दै गएका छन् । बन्दूकको बलमा 'सत्ता कब्जा' गर्ने सिद्धान्त बोक्ने माओवादी र

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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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Nepal Politics: Ballot and Bullet can’t go along

By Deepak Gajurel The constitution making process in the country's Constitution Assembly (CA) is stalled with many fierce disagreements among the partners of 12-point Delhi Agreement. The Delhi agreement (brokered by India and signed by insurgent Maoist and seven parliamentary parties) was the takeoff point that led to the sidelining

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EU And Its Partners on Development: How Strategic?

By Clare Castillejo and Christine Hackenesch The strategic partnerships of the European Union (EU) with Brazil, China, India, South Africa and South Korea include discussion of development issues, and in some cases commitments to collaboration. However, little is known about whether this high-level, bilateral dialogue influences the EU’s engagement with

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Between China and India: Nepal in a volatile region

By Gopal Thapa Our foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India must be informed by the exigencies of strategic realities The man who ‘unified’ modern Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah, called the country a ‘yam between two boulders’. The British in India considered it a buffer zone between China and India. Now,  

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Nepal: A hotspot of great power rivalry

A book review of ‘Strategic Himalayas: Republican Nepal and External Powers’ authored by Dr. Nihar Nayak Reviewed by Deepak Gajurel, Political Scientist, Tribhuvan University, Nepal The International power equation has fundamentally shifted since the end of the cold war and the collapse of the Soviet Union as super power. In

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