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Speculating on Sino-US ties in the Trump era

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: The likely course of Sino-American ties post Donald Trump’s inauguration as United States president on January 20, 2017 is perhaps the most discussed/speculated topic in international relations today. That’s hardly surprising given (a) that Sino-US ties are arguably the most important bilateral relationship in the world …

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‘One China’ policy cannot be used for bargaining

On Sunday, US President-elect Donald Trump made some surprising remarks about the Taiwan question again. When interviewed by the Fox News network, he said, “I fully understand the ‘One China’ policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a ‘One China’ policy unless we make a …

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Gwadar shining

By Khn Finally, the day came when the trade operations at the Gwadar Deep Sea Port began. If one takes into account the huge trade openings this port is going to offer to Pakistan and, of course, the connected world, the impression about this port being a “Game Changer” would …

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A great defeat

By PR Pardhan The agenda of constituent assembly was not a Nepali agenda. Immediately after dawn of democracy in 1950, India had tried to impose the election of constituent assembly. So far, visionary leaders of that time, after knowing the Indian conspiracy, escaped this design. Once, late Govinda Biyogi, senior …

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And now, a China-Pakistan-Iran-Russia axis?

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: It may come as a rude surprise to our soi-disant strategic experts, bogged down with a myopic India-centric worldview, to learn that a China-Pakistan-Iran-Russia axis may be in a nascent stage of crystallisation. What would possibly be even more alarming to that tribe of self-imagined policy …

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How long to sleep?

By PR Pradhan The Nepali people are in a deep sleep even when enemies are creating conspiracy to capture their own houses. Those slaves of India, who have appeared as our leaders, are initiating conspiracy one after another to make us refugee in our own motherland. How long should we …

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Running on the right track?

By Maila Baje Whatever the reasons behind the precipitous unification of Nepal’s two major rightwing parties last week, one thing is pretty clear. The development is not part of the wave of rightwing populism blowing across the West and elsewhere. So let’s start by not rushing to anoint our version …

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Flashback: Cuban missile crisis, October 1962

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Last week Fidel Castro who ruled Cuba with an iron fist for 49 years died. This column is not focused on Castro’s life and times. It is more narrowly framed around one of the momentous geopolitical events of the 20th century in which he played a …

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Decade of desultory dominion

By Maila Baje It’s not hard to see why an intense sense of public despondency overshadows the 10-year anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) signed between the interim government led by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and the erstwhile Maoist rebels. In all fairness, the CPA did succeed in …

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