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Interplay of Domestic & External Factors across Continents

By Prabasi Nepali RPP Statute: Anti-Constitutional or Anti-National ? In an unusual and highly controversial decision, the Election Commission (EC) saw fit to remove the portion that advocates ‘Hindu State’ and ‘Monarchy’ from the RashtriyaPrajatantra Party’s (RPP/National Democratic Party) statute before endorsing it. The EC was of the learned opinion …

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Internal Crises & Foreign Relations

By Prabasi Nepali “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order” The above is the title of the new book by Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). In spite of the title, the book is not primarily on American foreign …

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Trump Faces Major Challenges

By Prabasi Nepali The Korean Pivot: Seoul’s Strategic Choices and Rising Rivalries in Northeast Asia The above is the title of a discussion paper published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Washington, D.C. The writers are of the opinion that as U.S.-China relations intensify and as the North Korean …

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Trump on the Rampage

By Prabasi Nepali Trump’s War on the Media Trump had already designated a part of the American media as ‘enemy of the people’. Before that, Stephen Bannonhis top strategist and High Priest of Trumpism had warned that White House relations with the media (print and electronic) would get “worse every …

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Domestic Turmoil & Foreign Policy

By Prabasi Nepali Local Elections: Consensus so near, yet so farthe government has finally decided to hold local elections on May 14 — after a gap of two decades! The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) last Saturday had already rejected PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s proposal regarding announcement of poll dates …

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Rambling Notes from Near & Far

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Maoist Energy Minister Sacks NEA MD Maoist Energy Minister Comrade Janardan Sharma had time and again threatened to sack the Managing Director of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Mukesh Raj Kafle on grounds of ‘incompetence’. Minister Comrade Sharma had first summoned Kafle and asked for his …

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