China and India in Nepal, Geostrategically

By Maila Baje — Even if China and India have decided to split the difference in Nepal in order to manage their wider rivalry, are the Europeans and the Americans just going to abandon the field? Sure, there is some talk going on in some Indian circles about flashing the ‘Taiwan card’ at China.

नेपाल : भारत र चीन समेत धरापमा

दीपक गजुरेल — विदेशी हस्तक्षेपको पक्ष र विपक्षमा नेपालीहरूलाई आमने – सामने खडा गराइएको छ । र कुन बेला, कुन रूपमा हिंसा शुरु गराइने हो भन्ने त्रासको अवस्था छ । स्थितिको गम्भीरता बुझ सबैले, र उठाऊ कदम राष्ट्रका लागि, निजी / निहित स्वार्थ हेर्ने समय छैन ।

China and India in Doklam: This can have catastrophic consequences for India

By Prakash Katoch _ Merely making brave statements that we have good relations with China and resolution is possible through talks can have catastrophic consequences for India. China is likely to embarrass India while its attention is focused on the general elections in May next year. This could also be used to undermine the growing India-US partnership.

KP Oli and His Geostrategy

By Maila Baje ¬_ To cut a long story short, where’s the evidence that Oli won’t be a changed man this time around as far as his geostrategic orientation goes? Dahal’s 180-degree flip was softened to an extent by the distance between his two premierships. The relative closeness of Oli’s tenures will perhaps make any such somersault more extraordinary, but it will certainly be no less explicable.

Politics of Pre-emption?

By Maila Baje - Khadka is the last surviving leader who stepped out of that aircraft on that cold December day with B.P. Koirala seeking national reconciliation in 1976. To many ears, B.P. and Hindu statehood probably don’t seem to go together well. Yet could they be a winning combination for Khadka – and one that his rivals desperately want to pre-empt?

Nepal Political Mess: It Hasn’t All Been Said Yet

By Maila Baje — However you slice it, the prevailing narrative about an Indian diplomatic triumph says more about the level of New Delhi’s thinking that about the geopolitical predilections of the man. An Indian kiss to the Maoist Centre and the Nepali Congress amid the tumultuous battle of perceptions can only be one of death, regardless of how emphatically those two parties insist they would honor all the agreements Oli’s government signed with China. The notion that Beijing somehow advised Nepal’s political establishment to patch up with India after Chinese officials and diplomats failed to stop the hemorrhage in Oli’s coalition must be seen against Dahal’s recent public assertion that Beijing would be happy to see him return to the premiership.

Nepal Politics: Oh Those Garish Alien Growls

We did try to tame the Tibetans. The Chinese just kept asking us for more, without stopping to ponder their own role in aggravating...

What India Wants in Nepal?

By Deepak Gajurel https://youtu.be/EXlcKquJ_4k

India Swept Away from Nepal Politics

By Deepak Gajurel https://youtu.be/p8U8XgqNleI

The China Ca(na)rd

By Maila Baje — From official pronouncements and public anticipation alike, the substitution of India by China as Nepal’s most important economic partner seems to have acquired national urgency. While the south has long denigrated our assertions of national sovereignty as a brazen display of the ‘China card’, the north has left us wilting in the winds. When it’s show time, they (Chinese) have always advised us to remain in India’s good books. A one-time grant of petrol, arms to crush the Maoist rebels, 600 sacks of salt – we know the drill.