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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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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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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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

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Running In Circles Around Overlapping Spheres

By Maila Baje — When the Indians locked Nepal in that economic stranglehold in 1989-1990 for having bought anti-aircraft guns from China, lost in the story was the fact that Beijing had tempted us with lucrative prices. When the Panchayat system collapsed as a result, the Chinese joined the chorus

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Is It Adjournment Or Abandonment On The Right?

By Maila Baje — Where does the unification effort between the two factions of the right-of-center Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) stand today? RPP chairman Pashupati Shamsher Rana insists that the amalgamation announcement set for August 9 could not take place because of the parties’ failure to agree on ‘balance of

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Nepal Political Mess: It Hasn’t All Been Said Yet

By Maila Baje — However you slice it, the prevailing narrative about an Indian diplomatic triumph says more about the level of New Delhi’s thinking that about the geopolitical predilections of the man. An Indian kiss to the Maoist Centre and the Nepali Congress amid the tumultuous battle of perceptions

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Nepal Politics: Chinese checkers

By Yubaraj Ghimire — Political circles are debating “what will happen” to Nepal’s growing — and meaningful — proximity to China in proportion to its distance with India. Given China’s clear message that its president, Xi Jinping, will visit Nepal in a few months only if there is political stability

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Right? Wrong? It Depends

By Maila Baje — Didn’t Oli’s old party – the MaLe – send legislators to the partyless assembly with the express purpose of exposing the inequities of the palace-led Panchayat system? Didn’t Oli’s current party – the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist – come out in critical support of the

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