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Ox’s horn on goat’s head!

By PR Pradhan Describing on the present political situation Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that a goat cannot bear the load of an ox’s horn. Oli has spoken the truth that the present constitution, which has been imposed by the Westerners as an experiment, has become an ox’s horn …

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Is the South China Sea a Chinese Lake?

International Court to Arbitrate Conflicting Claims By Shashi P.B.B. Malla This week, a landmark ruling on an arbitration case filed by the Philippines that seeks to contest China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea (SCS) will lay the future contours of International Law in particular, and International Politics …

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: I venture this brief exegesis on the recent two-day “Eminent Persons Group” (EPG) meeting on Indo-Nepal relations in Kathmandu traversing a route many will find unusual: Moscow’s blistering reaction to NATO’s decision to put four battalions in Poland and the Baltic states, perceiving NATO’s expansion into …

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A wake up call

By PR Pradhan Bangladesh is not a country not far away from Nepal. The Indian chicken-neck has stood as a barrier in between the two countries, Nepal and Bangladesh. We would have enjoyed common international borders if there was no Indian chicken-neck. Before the independence of India got its independence, …

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Brexit & its Aftermath

“No man is an Island, entire of itself; Every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less.” – John Donne BY SHASHI P.B.B. MALLA & CHANDRA BAHADUR PARBATE The U.K.’s referendum which went …

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Open border: open invitation for assorted terrorists!

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: In this space last week, I endeavoured to identify a few basic geopolitical lessons from the stunning 23 June, 2016 Brexit verdict. One was encapsulated, thus: “It is simply suicidal for Nepal to continue the myth that our open border with India – with the second …

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Doctoring the body politic

BY MAILA BAJE When Dr. Govinda K.C. demanded the impeachment of Lok Man Singh Karki, the last thing he expected was a prompt official diagnosis of the state of his own mental health. Yet that was what the prominent orthopedic surgeon got in return for pressing parliament to start proceedings …

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Brexit: Lessons to learn

By PR Pradhan The United Kingdom has decided to exit from the European Union, a body of 28-member European countries. The referendum on last Thursday had tried to define the democracy in other ways. The new definition can be that the national security and national identity come first than the …

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Britain & Europe: A Parting of the Ways

BY SHASHI P.B.B. MALLA Why did the UK decide to leave?: The U.K. has voted to leave the European Union (EU) following an historic referendum on its membership with 52 percent voting for leaving or ‘Brexit” and 48 percent for remaining. The die is now cast, but how and why …

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Brexit: key takeaways for ‘naya’ Nepal

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: The outcome of the historic 23 June referendum backing UK’s exit from the EU – 52% to 48% – has had a seismic and global impact. Its ripple effects have been manifested far and wide, with reactions broadly fluctuating between the untrammeled joy, primordial fear and …

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