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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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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The Looming Uncertainty in Nepal

By Yubaraj Ghimire _ As political uncertainty looms, the army is assuming a visibly pro-active role. The army chief, Rajendra Chhetri, has hosted at least five army chiefs — of Myanmar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and India — besides the US Pacific region’s four-star general in the

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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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Nepal Politics: Spinning Our Heads In The Shadows

By Maila Baje — Granted, it took nine years for the secret letters the Ranas and the Nehru regime exchanged alongside the 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship to come to light. But at least they did. In today’s age of openness and transparency, we don’t know how Nepal really

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Nepal: Tale Of Twists, Turns And Tangles

By Maila Baje — Suddenly, the air has become thick with talk of the imperative of writing a new constitution. If the recent wave of Kathmandu-centric protests launched by Madhesi and ethnic parties does not bring that about, there is another clock ticking.