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

More >>>

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

More >>>

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

More >>>

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

More >>>

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

More >>>

Correct the Troubles of Your Own Making

By Deepak Gajurel — Political quagmire continues unabated in Nepal with no light sighted at the end of the tunnel. Though it should be the concern for Nepali populace, the heat is felt across the international borders to the south, and equally to the north. Media pundits in Delhi, and

More >>>

China, India and the Sri Lanka Elections

By Nitin A. Gokhale — As the contest between Sirisena and Rajpaksa tightens with each day, there must be some worried folks back in Beijing. The Chinese presence in vital sectors of Sri Lanka is huge, and the opposition, led by Sirisena and backed by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and

More >>>

Bay of Bengal: the New Zone of Competition

By David Brewster The Bay of Bengal is fast becoming a key area of economic and strategic competition in the Indo-Pacific. It’s the largest bay in the world and forms an important, if neglected, part of southern Asia. Bookended by India on its western side and Thailand to its east,

More >>>

China’s Sea Activity Puts Region On Edge

By Reuters NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is speeding up a navy modernization program and leaning on its neighbors to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean, as nations in the region become increasingly jittery over Beijing's growing undersea prowess. Just months after a stand-off along the disputed border

More >>>

Rattled by Chinese submarines, India joins other nations in rebuilding fleet

By Sanjeev Miglani and Tommy Wilkes (Reuters) - India is speeding up a navy modernisation programme and leaning on its neighbours to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean, as nations in the region become increasingly jittery over Beijing's growing undersea prowess. Just months after a stand-off along the

More >>>