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.

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...

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.

India-Pakistan Relations: A Destructive Equilibrium

By Jordan Olmstead — The seven-decade rivalry between India and Pakistan is often portrayed as intractable – with good reason. The countries were birthed out of a bloody partition that encouraged each to define itself in opposition to the other, and they have fought four wars since.

विश्व शक्ति संघर्षको जोखिममा नेपाल

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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?

India and Signals from Sri Lanka

By Balbir Punj Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made many overtures to China by ignoring Indian bids for projects in the island country and...

अराजक राजनीतिका कुरूप द्विविधा

युवराज घिमिरे – – मोदीको नेपालप्रति जति सदासयता भएपनि उनको सरकारी संयन्त्र श्‍याम शरणकै नीति कार्यान्‍वयन गर्न समर्पित छ गोप्‍य रुपमा। पहाड नघुसेको अथवा पहाडविरोधी अनि पूर्ण तराईसहितको संघीयताकै पक्षमा श्‍याम शरण नीतिसँग जोडिएको व्‍यक्ति र शक्तिहरुको 'लविङ' जारी छ संघीयताका नाममा अहिले पनि।

Really, Is This For Real?

By Maila Baje - While the Indian media has been jumping around that New Delhi’s policies have pushed Kathmandu into Beijing’s arms, official India seems remarkably unperturbed. That a political establishment that until the other day was thanking India for forging the mainstream-