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Undiplomatically Yours

By P. Kharel If anything, the significance of the Eminent Persons Group’s third meeting in Kathmandu earlier this fortnight reiterated the desire/compulsion on part of the two neighbouring countries to discuss the issue of reviewing and revising—or as an extremely remote possibility of even replacing—the 1950 Nepal-India Treaty of Peace …

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Key multiple key signals from Mar-a-Lago

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Key multiple messages have been transmitted by US President Trump during and immediately following his important April 6-7, 2017 summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, the former’s luxury home at Palm Beach, Florida. First, Trump’s April 7 decision ordering cruise missile strikes from warships …

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When traitors are in the government

By PR Pradhan If we are Nepalis by blood, welove Nepal. We love our motherland, we feel proud of our culture, religion, tradition, language etc…But not all of them feel that way. There are some people serving others, who hate our culture, religion, tradition, language etc… those people include some …

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Mandating amity, for heaven’s sake

By Maila Baje Now, this is getting exasperatingly familiar. Nepal has been struggling eternally to find strategic equilibrium between its two giant neighbors. When complementarities pertaining to India find prominence and Nepal’s relations with its southern neighbor seem to acquire a semblance of steadiness, the Chinese find something somewhere and …

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International Relations & Domestic Constraints

By Prabasi Nepali Brexit Fallout Last Wednesday, the UK gave notice to the European Union (EU)  that it was exiting the organization and the common market. The EU and the UK have two years to wrap up all the questions and problems. However, the path ahead is strewn with obstacles. …

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OBOR: Centrepiece of Chinese diplomacy and Xi’s visionary leadership

By MR Josse   KATHMANDU: OBOR – or ‘One Belt, One Road’ – is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visionary initiative explained by Chinese academic Chen Xiaochen as geared to speeding “economic development and globalization of the Eurasian continent, and other regions of the world, by advancing policy coordination, infrastructure connectivity, …

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Kathmandu test

India will need to find new, adroit strategies to maintain its strategic leverage in Nepal Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat was conferred the rank of an honorary general of the Nepal Army last week, with the old-world pomp both countries pride themselves on. The truth, however, is that Kathmandu lies …

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Status quo again and again

By Maila Baje This sure does not look like a good time to be Sher Bahadur Deuba – not even by Deuba’s standards. The doyen of the status quo seems dumbstruck by the shocks and surprises coming from every conceivable corner. Wresting the presidency of the Nepali Congress last year …

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RPP Statute: Anti-Constitutional or Anti-National ?

By Prabasi Nepali Local Elections in Nepal & Internal Developments Various incidents on the Nepal-India border could possibly influence the approaching local elections Mid-May. A fortnight back, a Nepali national, GovindaGautam was shot dead on Nepalese territory by the Indian border police (SSB/SeemaSurakshaBal) from across the border in Kanchanpur. Nepalese …

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Book Review : The East is East

The East is East Breaking Nepal By Saurav, Sujit Mainali Pub.Hami Publications Price. Rs 699/- Na Lekhiyeko Itihas (trans. Unwritten History) By Radhakrishna Mainali Pub. Alchemy Publications, Baneshwor, Kathmandu Ed. Madhav Basnyet, Mana Bahadur Basnet Reading the two books together is an invaluable exercise in unraveling contemporary Nepal. Radha Krishna …

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