Crisis in Nepal and Indian Motives

By Yubaraj Ghimire, Shubhajit Roy — Adding to the confusion in Kathmandu, Vice President Parmananda Jha issued a statement in which he accused the state of discriminating against Madhesis.

The New Constitution: Dead on Arrival?

By Maila Baje — The Chinese, of course, could afford to be happier about the outcome because it’s not their porch that’s smoldering. The drivers of the promised change are in full control. They can no longer blame the palace for subverting a people’s quest for full sovereignty.

Unelected Men Decide China’s Future

By Jenny Li and Leo Timm — Imagine if, for a few days a year, the president, his administration, congressional leaders, the Supreme Court, and high ranking officers of the U.S. military took a vacation to Cape Cod and plotted—in secret—the path for America to follow until the next time they met.

Nepali Maoists Protégé: Int’l Community

By Maila Baje — All in all, within his first 100 days in office, Dahal had met with the leaders of China, India and the United States, the three principal drivers of the country’s destiny.

Aggressive Chinese Moves in South China Sea Conflict

By Joshua Philipp — An announcement by the Chinese regime on June 16 about its island building in the South China Sea is less than meets the eye.

The Karan-Saran Conundrum

By Maila Baje — For long, India profited from a diabolic game of playing on all sides and retaining enough plausible deniability to step in as the redeemer. It can no longer afford that luxury.

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...
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Nepal: Failed Political Experiment

By Yubaraj Ghimire — But more people questioning the CA’s legitimacy is likely to drive home the message that Nepal’s political experiment has failed. Last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on a visit to prepare for President Xi Jinping’s trip, sent a clear message to three top leaders by cancelling the meeting at the last minute. The explanation was that such a meeting would send across a message of interference. But in Kathmandu, it was taken as a message that the actors supported by the international community, including India, have failed, and China no longer wants to be seen on the same boat.

India Used Maoist to Destabilize King’s Regime in Nepal

Professor Madhukar SBJ Rana — The rise of the Maoists in Nepal is not that the Indians were supporting. Their rise is an indigenous phenomenon. However, in my view, it was later on used by the Indian government to destabilize the then regime led by the King of Nepal, which resulted in the signing of the 12-point in New Delhi.

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...