Xi’s state visit to Nepal

If the Chinese president comes, will it be an unmistakable sign of exemplary Nepal-China ties? Not necessarily

Biswas Baral

Death-knell of democracy

The Congress had guessed that a coup against a democratic government would not take place on the eve of the visit of a country’s queen where the parliamentary system was born. The prediction turned out to be stupendously wrong

Hari Bahadur Thapa

Struggling mini-parliaments

There is a long list of work that the parliamentary committees are supposed to do, but they have failed in this. The Speaker of the House is responsible for overseeing the functioning of all parliamentary committees, but he is not doing a good job either...

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Xi in Nepal, alarm in Delhi

Nepal is likely to discover the perils of dual membership of the seemingly mutually exclusive BRI and Indo-Pacific clubs

Biswas Baral

India not letting go easily

If PM Modi directly oversees India’s Nepal policy, was the blockade his doing entirely? (Photo: Agency)

Biswas Baral

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

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