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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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In Defeat, Congress Confesses

BY P. KHAREL This time the Congress leadership anticipated and proved correct in having to face sharp criticisms of its style of functioning. Speaker after speaker in the recent meeting of the Central Committee detailed the digression their president Sher Bahadur Deuba and his coterie took, resulting in the party’s …

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Diplomatic code of conduct

By PR Pradhan In Nepali context definition of diplomatic code of conduct is like an abstract art. In other countries, without permission of the foreign ministry of the concerned country our diplomats cannot meet any of the officials, political leaders or the leaders in the government. This is a standard …

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Eew, we’re not gonna take it!

BY MAILA BAJE Boy, are they defensive! And the condescension. From the almost universal criticism the European Union election observation mission’s final report prompted, you might have expected a tone-down. In fairness, the EU poll mission has many nice things to say about our recent elections. Yet it’s recommendation pertaining …

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