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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‘लोकतन्त्र’ का नाममा अप्रजातान्त्रिक चरित्र

'लोकतन्त्र' का नाममा अप्रजातान्त्रिक चरित्र दीपक गजुरेल — प्रजातन्त्र दिवस् : # ७ दशकको राजनीतिक अभ्यासले हामीलाई कहाँ पुर्यायो ? # नेपाल र नेपालीले "प्रजातन्त्र" पाए ? # त्रुटी कहाँ भयो ? # गल्ती कसको ? # किन, कसरी ? # समस्याको चुरो ? राजनीति शास्त्री, सहप्राध्यापक दीपक गजुरेलको विश्लेषण

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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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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Indigenous Peace Discourse in Nepal

By Dev Raj Dahal Recent adoption of binary code of politics, economy and laws in Nepal are rooted less in the wisdom of society than ideology and policies that sapped the ability of people to acquire fullness of life. A stable peace excites, not interest but value-based social order as

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Nepal New Constitution is a Failure

Nepal’s main political actors must admit that the new constitution is a failure. What next? Nepal can either continue to be governed by a failed constitution, with the rulers using it the way they want. Or the leaders of three parties can give up on their egos and chart out

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