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Will Modi’s foreign policy become more audacious?

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Will Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – flush from his spectacular electoral showing in state assembly elections, especially in UP – become more assertive, audacious or reckless with respect to handling Indian foreign/security policy? While we shall know the answer soon enough, I wish to focus …

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Oli wants back in: Will he be the same man?

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By Maila Baje Taking a leaf from former king Gyanendra, ex-premier Khadga Prasad Oli the other day sought to plant new seeds of national reassurance. “Some forces may have succeeded in removing the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist from power, but they have not been able to remove us from …

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Daylight loot in “loktantra”!

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By PR Pradhan “Loktantra” has become synonymous of corruption, commission, bad governance, among others. It seems, the political leaders don’t go to the government to serve the nation but they go to the government to destroy the nation. In the last 11 years of “loktantra”, Nepal is going down in …

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Trump Faces Major Challenges

By Prabasi Nepali The Korean Pivot: Seoul’s Strategic Choices and Rising Rivalries in Northeast Asia The above is the title of a discussion paper published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Washington, D.C. The writers are of the opinion that as U.S.-China relations intensify and as the North Korean …

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Sino-Indian relations: an update

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Yu Ning of Global Times suggested that “India should have an open mind” towards the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative which purportedly provides an important opportunity “not only for the potential economic benefits it brings to China and Pakistan, but also because it allows greater …

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Uniting for the next split? Let’s hope not

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By Maila Baje Emerging from its much-publicized unity convention, the right-of-centerRastriyaPrajatantra Party (RPP) is seeking to project the image of your normal political party. And the Big Three political parties have contributed much to the normalization process. From the balminess and banter the Nepali Congress, Unified Marxist Leninist and Maoist-Center …

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Hope within a hopeless scenario

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By PR Pradhan The birth anniversary of Lord Shiva, popularly known as Shivaratri is being observed as the Army Day by the Nepal Army. This year also, the Nepal Army observed the day by organizing different programmes. Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Gen Rajendra Chhetri, addressing a special programme at …

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Trump on the Rampage

By Prabasi Nepali Trump’s War on the Media Trump had already designated a part of the American media as ‘enemy of the people’. Before that, Stephen Bannonhis top strategist and High Priest of Trumpism had warned that White House relations with the media (print and electronic) would get “worse every …

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Towards a trilateral world order?

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Even before the end of the Cold War, the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the collapse of Communism in the USSR, international relations pundits were in broad agreement that the post-Second World War bipolar world order would inexorably give way to multi-polarity – after a …

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Inside the dark tunnel

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By PR Pradhan Nepal is passing through a very crucial period. Some observers even compare the present situation saying it is much worse than the time of the signing the Sugauli Treaty with the British East India Company. We have opened our grounds to the foreigners; we have given birth …

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