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Don’t Delay Delivery Any More

BY P. KHAREL With the communist combine of Khadga Prasad Oli’s UML and Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s Maoist Centre bound for the helm of the state affairs, a quick flashback should be in order for what led to the present which in turn might face in the ensuing times. Governing is …

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Political stability, tranquility likely to be elusive

BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: Reading the tea leaves entering the new year 2018, it appears that political stability and tranquility in Nepal – and in the wider world – will prove elusive. Though the process of constituting the Upper House has finally and reluctantly been initiated, the foot-dragging …

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When Does Order Matter?

BY MAILA BAJE Now that we have been so sternly schooled in the scope of practice of a government entrusted with holding elections, can we hope to be more sensible in our general expectations of what may come ahead? Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Nepali Congress were supposed …

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The best ever constitution!

By PR Pradhan At the time when the present constitution was promulgated, a section of people didn’t hesitate to define it as the world’s best constitution although we saw a bloody agitation in protest of the constitution. Still, our political leaders are engaged in convincing their foreign bosses for amending …

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2017 in Review/Prospects for 2018

BY PRABASI NEPALI Nepal There was an orderly transfer of power and Sher Bahadur Deuba of the Nepali Congress (NC) did again become the prime minister for the fourth time, taking over from Pushpa Kamal Dahal of the CPN-Maoist Centre, which remained in the centre-left/extreme left coalition. However, as the …

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BY P. KHAREL “Every man has his price,” said British Prime Minister Robert Walpole. Indeed, individuals often fall for offers they weigh as matching their interest, cooperation, service, dishonesty or perhaps betrayal. As such, its proponents insist, “Nothing is impossible in politics.” In a variation of the same, they reiterate, …

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The fine print on Trump’s new security strategy

By M. R. Josse TAMPA, FL: Last week, I promised to proffer some observations on US President Donald Trump’s unveiling, December 6, of a new national security strategy. The strategy document, the preparation of which was overseen by Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. McMaster, placed China and Russia in …

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Worst days ahead

PR Pradhan The Secretary in the Federal Affairs Management Ministry has remarked that if he relied on the elected representatives of the local bodies, federalism could fail. It is clear that the ministry which is for successful adoption of federalism, is not satisfied from the performance of the newly elected …

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Seeing what we don’t see

By Maila Baje Behind the demonstrable post-election squabbling may lurk any number of things. The leftist alliance’s resounding poll victory has laid bare the perils of political preemption as an electoral strategy. The unification of the Marxist-Leninist and Maoist factions of our communist fraternity is proving trickier than their votaries …

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Trump’s National Security Policy Hoax

By Prabasi Nepali President Donald Trump’s first “National Security Strategy” 55-page report could have been written by any of his predecessors. It emphasizes all the great qualities which have been expected not only by its citizens, but also by friends and allies – the primacy of US leadership in world …

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