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From the SCO to the US Indo-Pacific Command

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: While awaiting breathlessly for the Trump-Kim summit slated for Singapore on June 12, 2018 – dubbed by some the ‘Summit of the Century’ – attention may be focused on less dramatic but still noteworthy geo-strategic goings-on here and there. Some are related to broader issues of …

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Invite Indian army to teach a lesson to King Birendra

(Chaurasi ki Na-Insafi….) N. P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: Senior UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is silent these days more so after the grand dissolution of the former namesake Maoists party into yet another communist paraphernalia to which it is not. Neither it was prior to the, or whatever it is. The …

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A simple model of seniority and turnover

BY MAILA BAJE Having resolved its christening controversy by adding the party abbreviation to its full name, the Communist Party of Nepal seems to have resolved the seniority row, too – for now. Upendra Yadav, president of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, was appointed Health Minister but emerged from the …

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Strong but weak government!

By PR Pradhan The present government led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has already spent its honeymoon period. Yet after this ‘grace’ period, we have neither seen any miracle as boasted by members of the government nor any vision from the government which is now enjoying two-thirds majority, a …

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* Trump’s Volte-face: Revives Summit with Kim Jong-un * Italy Sends Shockwaves through Europe * Spain gets New ‘Frankenstein’ Government * US Accuses China of ‘Intimidating & Coercing Neighbors

BY SHASHI MALLA United States – North Korea Summit The uncertainty about the US-North Korean summit was finally laid to rest last Friday when US President Donald Trump personally corroborated that he would hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore in the high-stakes …

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The dog that didn’t bark and more

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: Many readers of this column must be familiar with the Shylock Holmes story where a dog that didn’t bark provided a vital clue to unraveling a baffling murder mystery. Yours faithfully was reminded of it, interestingly enough, when mulling over some intriguing aspects of Nepal-China relations, …

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End the brutal repression of Kashmiri people!

BY N. P. UPADHYAYA India and Pakistan are declared enemies since the very first days of partition 1947. However, despite of their animosity of the highest order, the cultural affinity in between the two “separate nations” too is unimaginable. Their dresses, languages they speak, the manner they talk and the …

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A hundred days of incertitude

BY MAILA BAJE However you want to score the first 100 days of Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli’s second government, you have to admit that the man has not lost his capacity to confound us. Those measuring Oli’s government against his specific election promises will understandably be disappointed. What should …

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A dead Valley

By PR Pradhan Kathmandu Valley is an ancient city which has a rich culture and religious heritages. It is needless to describe the glorious history of the Valley, unfortunately, in the name of modernization and continuous human encroachment, we have destroyed this nature gifted City and the beautiful gifts it …

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*South Korea’s Moon salvages Trump-Kim Summit

*Resurgence in Germany Foreign Policy BY SHASHI MALLA After suddenly axing the proposed US-North Korea summit, US President Donald Trump said last Saturday he was (now) still looking at a June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. “We’re doing very well in terms of the …

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