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• South Asia & US “Indo-Pacific” Strategy

By Shashi Malla The region “South Asia” has become crucial in international relations, not least because it is at the crossroads of the political “East” and “West”. Two of the states are nuclear armed and at daggers-drawn, posing a grave danger not only for the region, but for the wider …

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Electoral calculus in America and India

By M. R. Josee GAITHERSBURG, MD: There is nothing like a dull week for any observer of the international scene, whether oriented towards matters geopolitical or geo-strategic. For someone who, like yours truly, comes charged with a Nepali perspective, there is always much to cogitate over, sometimes also plenty of …

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Grand design to split Nepal begins?

BY N.P. UPADHYAYA It is time now to check the very nationalistic credentials of Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Abundant reasons are there to do so. The entire Nepali population got stunned the manner Nepal’s apex Court in a very mysterious manner gave the verdict in favor of the …

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The dynamics of ambiguity

By Maila Baje Above everything else, the surprise agreement between the government and Chandra Kanta Raut, president of the Alliance for Independent Madhesh, must have come as a punch in the gut to Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Okay, not the 11-point agreement per se, perhaps, …

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Immediate response from the VVIPs, VIPs

By PR Pradhan President Bidhya Bhandari left for New York Friday evening. Perhaps, for the first time during such official visits, only one side road was closed for the President’s vehicle and commoners’ vehicles were running in other side of the road from President’s residence to the Tribhuvan International Airport. …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Why shy? Ram Baran, in Annapurna Post’s pullout “Ankoor” last fortnight, said he was recommended for MD study to the Indian city of Chandigarh after serving as BP’s Koirala’s physician. He told the children’s section of the broadsheet daily that Indian leader Chandra Shekhar had come to …

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Hanoi and after, Imran aces Modi and Guaido’s gamble

NEW YORK , NY : After the abrupt collapse of the Hanoi summit between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un there has been the usual dump of self-congratulatory ‘I told you so’ commentary in political, academic and journalistic circles. Much more noteworthy, however, is that …

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Regional conflict: Indian terrorism in J&K: OIC

N.P. UPADHYAYA “With my heavy heart, I appeal to yours, India that Pakistan is not your enemy. Your enemy is our enemy. How much more blood needs to be spilled before we realize (that) we are fighting the same”. This is what has very freshly been tweeted by yet another …

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It’s still foggy out there

By Maila Baje These days, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba is increasingly worried about the future of democracy in Nepal. It must be a source of immense satisfaction to the former prime minister to be able to turn the tables on his political adversaries. Sure, you could argue that …

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