By focusing on anti-terror, China wanted to draw the world’s attention to Uighur ‘extremism’ in Xinjiang...
Should we uncritically imbibe the western views on the BRI and a debt trap? Why not evaluate our own history first?
China does not want to buttress the accusation it is looking to trap smaller countries in debt. Yet it will do just about enough to keep Nepal in the BRI orbit
Did the Americans discuss with Dahal his possible role in enforcing the Indo-Pacific Strategy in Nepal?
The Americans felt the need to humor the co-leader of the ruling party at a time they are looking to increase their footprint in Nepal
Nepal should start planning for another stint of Narendra Modi, which could be a good thing
The communist government faces the challenge of demonstrating full commitment to protecting foreign investment and adopting liberal economic policies. It should also follow through on past commitments
Kamal Dev Bhattarai
The agreement has stolen the thunder of the firebrand revolutionary that was CK Raut, and turned him into just another opportunistic politician
The government could not look on helplessly when its citizens were being killed and openly extorted
The communist government seems intent on using the good offices of the president to score its diplomatic goals
The US is reminding Nepal of the dangers of the BRI when the Chinese themselves are skeptical of the kind of big infrastructure projects Nepal wants them to undertake
Unlike in India, there is still a huge constituency in Nepal that believes SAARC remains the best platform to deal with regional issues
Promising big things has always been PM Oli’s strong suit. It is in follow- through that he falters
Dahal and top leaders of the former Maoist party have always suspected ‘needless intervention’ of western powers in Nepal’s transitional justice
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