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...

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.

What India Wants in Nepal?

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

Tiananmen Square 25 Years Ago

The massacre that wasn’t By Brian Becker Twenty-five years ago today, every U.S. media outlet, along with then President Bush and the U.S. Congress were whipping...

China’s Nepal Policy: Review the Past

By Deepak Gajurel — It is high time that Beijing should consider correcting its past policies, if not for Nepal’s interests, for the sake of China’s itself. This was in pursuance of two aspects, first, obliterating any recurrence of West European conflict, and second, containing the Soviet Union from penetrating into West Europe.

Can China Fall Peacefully?

By Andy Morimoto The idea that China cannot rise peacefully has become something of an international-relations truism. The story here is simple: as China’s economy...

The Chinese are Coming: Beijing in the Balkans and Eastern Europe

By Binoy Kampmark In the latter part of 2014, China became the world’s largest economy, dethroning the United States which has held the position since...

Russia and China to form Asia-Pacific collective security system

Russia and China are concerned over US attempts to strengthen its military and political clout in the Asia-Pacific Region By TASS Defense ministries of Russia and...

Nextdoor Nepal: SAARC and after

By Yubaraj Ghimire — If and how India undoes some of the radical changes in Nepal midwifed by the UPA government, and how soon Nepal’s leaders realise their failure, will offer clues to Kathmandu’s future course. For Modi, the challenge also lies in assessing the damage the UPA’s Nepal policy did to bilateral relations, including generating hostility towards India, and taking corrective measures.

Why is China building second railway in Tibet?

By Ashfaqur Rahman It is curious that China, which built a multibillion dollar railway line from the province of Qinghai to Lhasa, the capital of...