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New avatars of Lhendup Dorji

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By PR Pradhan The present coalition government made by India has started to work in a naked manner in serving the Indian interests. To please the Indians, Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal is trying to amend the constitution which was said to be endorsed by above 90 percent of the people’s …

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Crystal-balling Trump’s key foreign policy footprints

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: As the shock and awe of Republican nominee Donald J. Trump’s stunning electoral triumph over Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, wear off, it may be useful to attempt a selective, broad-brush sketch of its likely global impact. Before plunging headlong into such …

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Flashback: What else is new?

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By Maila Baje Surely, it wasn’t supposed to be like this. The coordinator of our nascent New Force is struggling hard to defend his patriotic credentials. A riled Dr. Baburam Bhattarai told an audience the other day that his genetic code was so pulsating with pure-bred nationalism that it needed …

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“Lampasharbad” i.e. total surrender-ism

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By PR Pardhan What is the foreign policy of Nepal, one cannot say so easily. Or, it would be better to say that we don’t have any foreign policy and the foreign policy is guided by the mood of our leaders. We saw many odd things during the visit of …

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Geopolitical smorgasbord: food for thought

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: By the time this is published, America will finally know who the 46th president of the United States is going to be. Whoever it is, the next occupant of the White House will have to tackle, among the familiar raft of foreign policy tasks, the rather …

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Trilateral omission

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By Maila Baje Darn it, they couldn’t let our exhilaration last a little longer. When news broke of the surprise trilateral meeting between the leaders of Nepal, China and India on the sidelines of the Goa BRICS summit, it really felt, well, good, to say the least. Finally, our two …

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In absence of monarchy

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By PR Pradhan In recent two events, former king Gyanendra has expressed his utter dissatisfaction on the attitude of the political leaders. On the occasion of the greatest festival of the Nepali people having Hindu belief, the former King had put forward seven questions to the political actors of the …

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Has India ‘lost’ Bangladesh to China?

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Has India ‘lost’ Bangladesh to China? This query has been ignited by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent hugely successful state visit to Bangladesh. There, Xi sought to dramatically ramp up Beijing’s clout in a country virtually joined at the hip with India ever since its gory …

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The wages of crying wolf

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By Maila Baje So it eventually had to come to this. A decade after triumphing in their ‘people’s war’, Baburam Bhattarai is accusing Pushpa Kamal Dahal of betraying the nation in order to maintain his grip on power by signing a despicable agreement with India during his recent trip down …

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Reflections on China’s geopolitical/policy moves

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Though much attention is focused on India-Pakistan relations and SAARC, it will not be wasted effort to spare some time and thought to aspects of China’s recent geopolitical and policy moves. In one way or another, they will have a singular bearing on the strategic environment …

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