Unlike in India, religion is not a fault-line in Nepal

Political scientist Hari Sharma has a deep understanding of Nepali politics and neighborhood relations through his extensive and varied stints in the government and the academia. Biswas Baral and Kamal Dev Bhattarai caught up with him to understand the...

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The IPS tries to dictate our relations with India

Twenty months since the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) united, giving birth to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the new party is still a divided, faction-ridden house. Why? Kamal Dev Bhattarai spoke to NCP leader Devendra Poudel, a confidant of chairman...

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New Delhi does not take anti-India protests in Nepal...

Vijay Kant Karna, a professor of political science at Tribhuvan University, is an old India hand. He spoke to Biswas Baral and Kamal Dev Bhattarai about the ongoing anti-India protests and their likely impact on Nepal-India ties.

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Prospect of timely justice bleak for conflict victims

In 2015, nine years after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the government formed two separate commissions—the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP)—to deal...

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Economic ties under BRI incomparable to military goals...

Biswas Baral and Kamal Dev Bhattarai speak to Rupak Sapkota, the newly-appointed Deputy Executive Director at the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA), a government think tank. Sapkota holds a PhD in International Relations from Renmin University, China....

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The Plus concept goes beyond Nepal, India and China

Kamal Dev Bhattarai of APEX speaks to Chinese Professor Lin Minwang of the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, China, on Nepal-China strategic cooperation, India-China-Plus concept, and the future of Nepal-China ties. China prefers to...

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China may force us into an alliance citing common security...

In this interview with Kamal Dev Bhattarai, security and foreign policy expert Geja Sharma Wagle offers his views on the new US terrorism report that says Nepal is now the ‘biggest hub’ of the Indian Mujahideen, a terrorist group banned by the Indian...

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There was no need for the ill and ailing PM to go to...

In this interview with Kamal Dev Bhattarai of APEX, Director of the Kathmandu-based Center for South Asian Studies Nischal Nath Pandey questions the continued relevance of the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) for Nepal. He also outlines notable foreign policy...

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Pride of Nepal

10 questions for Nims Purja, the record shattering mountaineer from Myagdi | PHOTO: Project Possible

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Nepal’s vital infra projects in China’s hands

The Indians are worried. What does the growing Chinese presence in Nepal mean? Does it spell an end to its dominant role here? (Our India correspondent Asha Thapaliya talked to Ashok Mehta, a retired general of the Indian Army in Delhi)

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Unrealistic to expect China to replace India as Nepal’s...

Purushottam Ojha, a former Commerce Secretary, negotiated a slew of trade and transit agreements with India and China. Even in his retired life, and in his role as an expert commentator, he has been busy exploring ways and the costs and benefits of trading...

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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...

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Supporters of Hong Kong protests could try to disrupt...

To prepare for the likely Nepal visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, many Chinese security teams have visited Kathmandu to take stock of the security measures here. Our security bodies are making their own plans. APEX’s Kamal Dev Bhattarai talked to...

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