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US Middle East & West Asia Policy in Tatters

• US to Withdraw from Syria/ US Defence Secretary Resigns • US Partial Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Geo-Political Ramifications BY SHASHI MALLA US to Leave Syria In a surprise move, US President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of all US forces from Syria. It was well known that Trump like his …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Questioning NPC Prime Minister Oli not long ago questioned the National Planning Commission’s relevance and utility. For an answer, he should have asked his Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada who has cruised through all the plum posts NPC vice-chairmanship through Nepal Rastra Bank governorship before being …

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Year ending on sombre, chaotic note for Trump

By MR Josse TAMPA, FL: The past week has been chaotic for American President Donald Trump. Viewing the overarching political landscape – from the sunny, verdant state of Florida – it is difficult not to conclude that the Trump administration is hurtling towards decidedly inclement and uncertain times in 2019, …

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Dilemmas of Hindu statehood

By Maila Baje The momentum the Hindu statehood agenda seemed to have gained against the backdrop of the Universal Peace Federation-sponsored Asia-Pacific Summit at the beginning of the month slackened with the defeat of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in key state elections. Ostensibly buoyed by the public’s revulsion …

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Regressive elements?

By PR Pradhan 1 Poush is a very important date in the history of Nepali politics. Some people recall the date as a black day, however, those citizens who have experienced Nepali politics since 1990 political change, never forget to compare the Panchayat era as the golden era for Nepal …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel That day this week The late Ganesh Man Singh, who distanced himself from the party he was actively associated with for half a century because of Girijia Prasad Koirala’s “dictatorial style” of governing the organisation that was at the forefront of the 1951 movement for democracy and …

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Tell-tale Trump choice for UN envoy and echoes from the past

By MR Josse NEW YORK, NY: In a week very largely dominated by a splurge of big-time negative news for the Donald Trump presidency – and a revival of the use of the ‘I (impeachment) word’ in political discourse – this column focuses on the bizarre nomination of Heather Hauert, …

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