The Royal Republic

By Maila Baje — So let’s get this straight. Former king Gyanendra, in his Democracy Day message, publicly exhorts the political leadership to earnestly fulfill the agreements they had reached with him before he restored parliament in April 2006. The political establishment is up in arms. But the fists are

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Nepal Politics: Kabuki Theater Of Ex-Premiers

By Maila Baje — The Chinese are far from neutral in Nepal. They only appear to be the most polite ones in public – and that’s putting things charitably. Buying off the Maoists had worked in the past. Let’s not focus too much on where the money came from. Khanal

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