SCO and Nepal, Part II

Nepal could not make any headway in the regional grouping perhaps because it jumped on the SCO bandwagon without any homework

Biswas Baral

Dahal makes another pitch abroad

PKD is trying to impress on the Indians that he is the only politician in Nepal who is acceptable to people from all backgrounds

Biswas Baral

Washington, Wuhan and Nepal

It will be difficult for Nepal if India, China and the US start pursuing exclusive geopolitical interests in Nepal

Biswas Baral

Diversification vs prioritization

Diversification into remote countries is well and good. But right now, Nepal has its hands full with three big powers

Biswas Baral

Indo-Pacific and China military drills

By focusing on anti-terror, China wanted to draw the world’s attention to Uighur ‘extremism’ in Xinjiang and its ‘success’ in controlling it

Biswas Baral

Off to Vietnam and Cambodia Oli goes

PM Oli seems fascinated by his Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, who has been in power for 34 years in a row. (Photo: Khmer Times)

Biswas Baral

When Xi comes to town

When President Xi visits Kathmandu, most likely around October, Indian and western concerns will reach new heights

Biswas Baral

Looking at BRI through our own lens

Should we uncritically imbibe the western views on the BRI and a debt trap? Why not evaluate our own history first?

Biswas Baral

The President goes to China

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

Biswas Baral

Americans are coming too

Did the Americans discuss with Dahal his possible role in enforcing the Indo-Pacific Strategy in Nepal?

Biswas Baral

Dahal has another narrow escape

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

Biswas Baral

Bracing ourselves for Modi again

Nepal should start planning for another stint of Narendra Modi, which could be a good thing

Biswas Baral

Many challenges of the Oli government on FDI

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

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