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Small State & Super Power both Ignore National Interests

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Nepal’s Foreign Policy in the Doldrums There has been some public discussion about the role of the great King Prithivi Narayan Shah in nation-building and the need to re-establish ‘Poush 27’ as ‘National Unity Day’. However, it seems that the debate is largely confined to the …

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2017: Hopeful, but Prepare for the Worst

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) declared last Friday that it would not accept any elections — at the local, district or national level — before the adoption of the constitution amendment bill currently registered in parliament. The umbrella organization of the seven Madhes-based political parties …

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Patriotism, nationalism and other political ideologies to build New Nepal


By Shambhu Deo Patriotism contributes to nationalism. Nationalism is the most powerful ideology, which wins always against liberalism in their clashes. Liberalization, socialism, communism, democracy, republic, secularism, federalism for power and resource sharing are common ideologies and terms hitting political waves in Nepal. Nepal is prosperous in terms of patriotism, …

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India should be more open for Sino-Nepalese cooperation


By Xu Liping Indian media reported recently that Nepal would hold its first ever joint military exercise with China on February 10, 2017. Indian media said the joint military exercise appeared unconventional. But so far the news has not been officially confirmed by China and Nepal. Indian media hyping up …

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Impact of Domestic Politics on International Affairs, and Vice Versa Domestic

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Constitution Amendment in Limbo Maoist premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal, aka ‘Prachanda’ is insisting, together with his strange bedfellow, the Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba, that “the constitution amendment bill has been introduced to address some shortcomings in the constitution.” They were of the opinion …

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CPC top brass Liu’s visit bolsters Sino-Nepal bond

By Sharachchandra Bhandary The Member of Political Bureau and Secretariat of Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chief of the CPC Publicity Department of the People’s Republic of China, Liu Qibao’s three day sojourn to Nepal last week has augmented further in consolidation of Nepal-China bond of amity. …

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External Relations & Domestic Constraints

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Politicians Taking Us for a Ride As usual, our beloved politicians are at loggerheads whether the constitutional amendment should first be pushed through parliament, or whether the three-tier elections should first be held — the famous ‘chicken or egg’ dilemma. It does not concern them a …

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Peoples’ desire of preventing externalities in constitutional process


By Shambhu Deo Neo-political dimensionssuch as democracy, proportional representation added with federalism and secularism are clichéd views ofNepalese politics used in constitutional process. These are borrowed dimensions for Nepal, which do not match majority of peoples’ aspirations and national interests. Thesecontainmuch of external interests in finding space in Nepalese politics …

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Slogans can’t return factories to Trump’s US

By Ding Gang The key to US President-elect Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” is to revitalize US manufacturing industries. However, slogans cannot guarantee that the US will dominate the global manufacturing chain as it used to. Asia is now in a leading position in the manufacturing chain. It …

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