Politics of Violence: War – People vs. People

By Deepak Gajurel, Associate Professor _ Here, a clever trick was successfully applied, that the people’s war was being fought against the King’s rule in this peaceful Himalayan nation. At the same time, people’s leaders ‘agreed to disagree’ in the name of how to empower mass Nepali people. Thus, began

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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

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बेवास्ता गरिएको राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा

दामोदर कोइराला — राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा जस्तो सम्वेदनशील विषयलाई महत्वहीन तरिकाले, जहिले पनि संक्रमणकाल जस्तो गरी व्यवहार गरियो । धेरै वर्ष यस्तै भद्रगोल रहे पछि २०६३ सालमा बल्ल राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा नीति बनाउने प्रयास गरियो । तर त्यो प्रयास सफल भएन । मुलुकले राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा सम्बन्धी कुनै नीति पाउन सकेन । फेरि

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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

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Threats to Nation Building in Nepal

By Dev Raj Dahal _ The modern nation-building of Nepal demands a shift from pre-modern divide and rule to modern politics of cooperative action; linear growth-based economy to sustainable development; tribalism of people to a rational and resilient modern society of equal citizens; rote education to reflective learning able to

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नेपालमा चीनको स्वार्थ

दीपक गजुरेल, सह–प्राध्यापक — चुपचाप काम गर्ने चीन यतिबेला खुला रुपमा आउनु भनेको 'अब अति भयो' भन्ने सन्देशका रुपमा बुझ्नु उपयुक्त हुन्छ । 'नेपालको सार्वभौमसत्ता रक्षाका लागि चीनले सहयोग गर्नेछ' भन्ने अभिव्यक्तिलाई सन् १९६२ मा चीनका विदेशमन्त्री चेन यीले दिएको चेतावनीसँग जोडेर हेर्नु मनाशिव हुन्छ । आउँदा दिनहरु चीन केन्द्रित

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Lessons From US-Pakistan Ties

By P. Kharel _ In a world witnessing big powers keen on filling diplomatic vacuums, China has smoothly stepped in to avail of the opportunity to be a reliable partner of Pakistan, one of its 14 neighbours. Now Pakistan might be the next to take a step significantly more strident

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भारतीय विदेश मन्त्री यस बेला किन ?

दीपक गजुरेल / दामोदर कोइराला – भारतीय विदेश मन्त्रीको भ्रमण निरुद्धेश्य किमार्थ होइन । यस भित्र भारतको निहित रणनीतिक उद्धेश्य रहेको छ । त्यसैले चुनाव सकिएर सरकार बन्ने संक्रमणमा रहेको नेपाली राजनीतिमा तरङ्ग नै ल्याउने गरी यो भ्रमण भएको हो भन्नेमा शंका छैन । कूटनीति तथा मर्यादाका विषयमा सधैँ सचेत

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Indian Foreign Minister’s Nepal Visit: Willing The Good Of Whom?

By Maila Baje _ We don’t know who invited her or why she came. Yet from most accounts emanating from her side of the border, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent whirlwind visit to Nepal was a success. … The Chinese weren’t terribly eager to shield Oli from Indian

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India faces setback in Nepal: Rivalries of external forces continue

By Deepak Gajurel _ India seems to realize that its 'grip' in Kathmandu politics is dwindling. The question, who is causing India a setback in Nepal politics? remains unanswered, though. Because of its location sandwiched between global players and possible threats to the regional powers, China and India, Nepal provides

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