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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

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

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

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?

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

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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Domestic Turmoil & Foreign Policy

By Prabasi Nepali Local Elections: Consensus so near, yet so farthe government has finally decided to hold local elections on May 14 — after a gap of two decades! The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) last Saturday had already rejected PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s proposal regarding announcement of poll dates …

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Savouring a delectable geopolitical smorgasbord

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: The past week has been fecund in serving up a rich geopolitical smorgasbord. There has been such a profusion of delectable geopolitical offerings that it will only be possible to ‘taste’ just a handful. Among them are observations by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who reminded …

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Gaudy games in the premier league

By Maila Baje Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been assuring us to the point of utter boredom that elections will be held at any cost to safeguard the political achievements of the past decade. The opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) likes hearing that, but only when Dahal …

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