Madhesi party unity gaining momentum

Many party insiders say the only stumbling block to the merger is Upendra Yadav's refusal to leave the government. Although pressure seems to be building on him to quit the government, he is not in a mood to do so immediately

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Oli’s iffy health reignites NCP leadership battle

When it comes to the ‘gentleman’s agreement’ between Oli and Dahal, the second-rung leaders of the ruling NCP are clearly divided into two camps. For the ex-UML camp, there might as well have been no such agreement | PHOTO: AMN Archive

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

China-India Plus: Is it in Nepal’s interest?

It was an acknowledgement by the Chinese that India is the dominant power in South Asia, and they need to take the Indians into confidence while pursuing vital projects in the region. Experts think Nepal should not accept this proposal, as it weakens...

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Shared interests define Nepal-China friendship

If Nepal falls into the trap of poverty and unrest, China’s national interests, especially its security, will also be threatened

Lin Ning

India Searches for answers as Xi’s visit spawns myriad...

The Indians are worried. What does the growing Chinese presence in Nepal mean? Does it spell an end to its dominant role here? Growing Chinese influence in South Asia has long been a concern for India. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to...

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Ex-king’s last-ditch efforts to revive monarchy

The government has received information that Shah has intensified his lobbying—both domestic and foreign—in order to launch a movement against the current political system

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

FDI is not only about money but also tech and management...

Biswo Poudel is among the most noted new-generation economists in Nepal. A former senior advisor at the National Planning Commission and currently a professor of economics at Kathmandu University, Poudel has a firm grasp of Nepal’s economic history as...


Nepal and China: Mother of all gambles

India and China have always presented Nepal with complicated geopolitical challenges, and there has never been an easy choice for us

Biswas Baral

Nepali-Chini bhai-bhai

How can they even see eye-to-eye, much less sign a pact of everlasting friendship and mutual learning? But even while the recent bonhomie between Nepal’s NCP and China’s CPC seems farfetched, they also have a lot in common The fear is that the NCP...

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Is Nepal’s ruling party embracing Jinpingism?

It may be a coincidence but just when China introduced Xi Jinpingism, Nepal saw the emergence of the powerful NCP. A big a section of the party is enamored with China’s political and development models

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepal has to clearly state that it won't join any alliance...

Nepal’s former foreign secretary and permanent representative to the United Nations in New York Madhu Raman Acharya is a keen observer of regional geopolitics. Biswas Baral and Kamal Dev Bhattarai sought his views on the ongoing confusion over the American...


Vault of history XXX: Communism and taxi

Following a 1961 agreement to build a highway linking Kathmandu with Kodari, there was incessant talk in Nepal about how communism would easily travel here India was alarmed; it feared such a road link would pose a threat to its security. Western countries...

Hari Bahadur Thapa

Xi coming, security permitting

Nepali officials have told their Chinese counterparts that a stopover visit after India would not send a positive signal, and it would be preferable if he came to Kathmandu via Tibet or directly from Beijing

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

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