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Let all the Nepalis return to the motherland

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By PR Pradhan After emergence of Donald Trump as the president of the US, the only super power in the globe, the entire world has been strongly jolted. Will he be able to establish new world order or will he keep the US aloof from the entire world, only time …

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International relations in a kaleidoscopic flux

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU:  International relations are, almost by definition, invariably in a state of flux given the inherent fluidity and fickleness of the forces that shape world politics, influence the international economy and define power differentials between the key players in the global theatre. Despite that established verity, it …

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“Supreme” leaders’ actual size

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By PR Pradhan On Sunday, we observed Martyrs’ Day. The Day has been devalued as the political leaders have declared their workers – even those who died in accidents – as martyrs. This is unfortunate that from such a practice, the height of the real martyrs has been decreased. Alas, …

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Is India bracing for showdown with China?

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Is India bracing for a showdown, in the not too distant future, with China? That is a timely hypothetical question which our soi-disant foreign policy experts and self-styled strategic whiz kids would do well to address – if for no other reason than that a drastic …

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Critical scenario

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The leaders of the major three parties claim that above 90 percent of the people’s representatives had endorsed the present constitution, commoners have not been able to take ownership on the constitution. Although the very leaders are saying that this is the first time in the history of the country …

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Nepal first, last and always

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By Maila Baje Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States in early November gave much impetus to our assemblage of ‘Nepal Firsters’. The unapologetic internalism infusing Trump’s inaugural address last week is bound to have its influences and implications here. Khadga Prasad Oli, former prime minister and chairman …

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The Trump effect on Nepal: a hypothesis

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Asked the other day what impact the installation of Donald Trump as president of the United States would have, I replied: it will depend very largely on his policy towards China, which would substantially influence America’s relations with Nepal’s other neighbour, India. Before venturing any further …

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The holiday episode

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By PR Pradhan In spite of the government efforts to overshadow the contribution of King Prithivi Narayan Shah the Great, the entire nation observed his birth anniversary on 11 January with great fanfare. In spite of pressures from RPP leaders and also NC and UML leaders, the government headed by …

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World ‘disorder’ as Trump assumes power

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: ‘World Order’ is the title of Henry Kissinger’s latest and eminently enriching magnum opus. As one surveys the geopolitical landscape on the eve of Donald Trump’s installation as the next US president, however, one notes that global disorder would seem to constitute its leit motif. Although …

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Qualified hope for moral incumbency

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By Maila Baje From the sheer timeline, it would appear that the judiciary was waiting for the executive to prove before the legislature its commitment to pull the country back from the precipice of impending calamity. A three-person bench of the Supreme Court removed Lok Man Singh Karki as head …

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