Thursday , November 15 2018
Home / Commentary (page 46)

Commentary

“Lampasharbad” i.e. total surrender-ism

By PR Pardhan What is the foreign policy of Nepal, one cannot say so easily. Or, it would be better to say that we don’t have any foreign policy and the foreign policy is guided by the mood of our leaders. We saw many odd things during the visit of …

Read More »

Geopolitical smorgasbord: food for thought

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: By the time this is published, America will finally know who the 46th president of the United States is going to be. Whoever it is, the next occupant of the White House will have to tackle, among the familiar raft of foreign policy tasks, the rather …

Read More »

Trilateral omission

By Maila Baje Darn it, they couldn’t let our exhilaration last a little longer. When news broke of the surprise trilateral meeting between the leaders of Nepal, China and India on the sidelines of the Goa BRICS summit, it really felt, well, good, to say the least. Finally, our two …

Read More »

In absence of monarchy

By PR Pradhan In recent two events, former king Gyanendra has expressed his utter dissatisfaction on the attitude of the political leaders. On the occasion of the greatest festival of the Nepali people having Hindu belief, the former King had put forward seven questions to the political actors of the …

Read More »

Has India ‘lost’ Bangladesh to China?

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Has India ‘lost’ Bangladesh to China? This query has been ignited by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent hugely successful state visit to Bangladesh. There, Xi sought to dramatically ramp up Beijing’s clout in a country virtually joined at the hip with India ever since its gory …

Read More »

The wages of crying wolf

By Maila Baje So it eventually had to come to this. A decade after triumphing in their ‘people’s war’, Baburam Bhattarai is accusing Pushpa Kamal Dahal of betraying the nation in order to maintain his grip on power by signing a despicable agreement with India during his recent trip down …

Read More »

Reflections on China’s geopolitical/policy moves

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Though much attention is focused on India-Pakistan relations and SAARC, it will not be wasted effort to spare some time and thought to aspects of China’s recent geopolitical and policy moves. In one way or another, they will have a singular bearing on the strategic environment …

Read More »

Save the nation!

By PR Pradhan Political leader, freedom fighter and social worker Dil Bahadur Shrestha is no more with us as he departed for the heavenly journey on 18 September. Nevertheless, we cannot forget things he has done for the nation and he will remain immortal in the history of the nation. …

Read More »

Is another India-Pakistan war imminent?

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Is a fourth general war between India and Pakistan imminent? If one were to go solely by the bellicose statements of a phalanx of armchair warriors and would-be strategists in India such a deduction might seem irresistible. Such a grim conclusion might appear equally inescapable hearing …

Read More »

A handshake and a shakedown

By Maila Baje Was Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to India really as successful as is being officially characterized in both countries? The answer would rest on whether Chinese President Xi Jinping lands in Kathmandu this year – or ever. From New Delhi’s standpoint, at least, our prime minister’s …

Read More »