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Syrian Imbroglio & Western Engagement

BY PRABASI NEPALI The Targets Last Saturday, the air forces and navies of the US, UK and France jointly conducted strikes on several sites in Syria, firing 105 missiles. The strikes took place a week after a suspected attack on the then rebel-held town of Douma, which opposition activists, medics …

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Inexplicable ‘Free Tibet’ shadow over Oli’s India visit

BY M. R. JOSSE NEW YORK, NY: Just as yours faithfully was attempting to wrap his head around myriad aspects of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s now-concluded three-day visit to India, he came across a startling report on the Swadeshnepal.com website about his meeting at the Nepalese Embassy reception, on …

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When it’s all in the mind…

BY MAILA BAJE All the right notes were struck in such perfect tenor that you’d be forgiven for suspecting the sonorousness of it all. Sure, there were discordant clatters conveyed through Indian news media reports suggesting New Delhi’s unwillingness to go along with Nepal’s desire to revive South Asian regional …

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Oli meets Modi

By PR Pradhan By following the tradition established since the introduction of multiparty system in 1990 in the country, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli after assuming the office two months ago, made his first official visit to Delhi from 6 to 8 April. Before, his departure to Delhi, Oli had …

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Dalai Lama’s Dilemma

BY P. KHAREL In an acknowledgement of China’s sensitivity to the Dalai Lama’s political activity in the guise of religious pilgrimage and world peace, India’s Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha the other week issued a directive to its top officials that it was “not dersirable” for them to attend events organised …

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Oli’s India visit, Kim’s diplomacy and Trump’s Pyongyang moment

BY M. R. JOSSE NEW YORK, NY: On the eve of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s official India visit one encounters the shop-worn argument about Nepali prime ministers ‘always’ visiting India ‘first’. While this bit of diplomatic hokum is freely bandied about, notably the myth-spinners fail to explain why Prime …

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Living securely in an unstable world

BY MAILA BAJE In its perpetual seesawing on Nepal, China is on the generous high. On the eve of Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli’s official visit to India – his first trip abroad in his second term – a Chinese government official praised friendly ties between Kathmandu and New Delhi. …

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Attacks on our identity

By PR Pradhan The EU has shown its real appearance. What the Westerners want, this has been reflected in the EU statement. EU has invested a huge amount of Euro to destroy our culture, values and identity. Those traitors who are concerned about their own lifestyle and their families’ future …

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Neither [Cold] War Nor Peace: Détente in East Asia?

BY PRABASI NEPALI North Korea’s Kim Jong Un’s secret and surprise visit to Beijing was a diplomatic masterstroke, since it demolished in one fell swoop the mistaken impression among foreign policy pundits that the inter-connected negotiations among North and South Korea and the United States was taking place to the …

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