International Relations & Foreign Affairs




SPP – The Newest Geopolitical Hot Potato...

Date: 2022-06-21 | Posted by: Shuvangi Poudyal

The State Partnership Program (SPP) has become the new geopolitical hot potato in Nepal only a few m...

Russia-Ukraine Conflict and its Impact o...

Date: 2022-04-07

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been ongoing since 24 February 2022. Even though Russia and Ukra...

United Nation Team Visits Xinjiang

Date: 2022-05-04 | Posted by: Niyati Adhikari

Since 2018, OCHR has been negotiating with China for visiting Xinjiang with“unfettered, meaningful a...

MCC Discourse Intensified over Fatima’s...

Date: 2021-10-09 | Posted by: Arpan Gelal

The visit of MCC vice president Fatema Z Sumar and deputy vice president Jonathan Brooks in the seco...

China Pays Another High Profile Visit be...

Date: 2022-10-21 | Posted by: Rasila Dhamala

Li Zhanshu, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress arrived in Kath...

Building Bridges: Analyzing PM Dahal’s R...

Date: 2023-06-14 | Posted by: Sourav Dahal

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) concluded his four-day visit to New Delhi, India on Ju...

News Digest: International Relations & F...

Date: 2022-02-15 | Posted by: CESIF Nepal

Nepal received 800,000 doses of Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccines from the U.K. through the COVAX facil...

News Digest International Relations & Fo...

Date: 2022-02-02 | Posted by: CESIF Nepal

Israel sent the consignment of 563 thousand syringes to Nepal on February 2. This consignment is an...

News Digest international relations fore...

Date: 2022-02-15 | Posted by: CESIF Nepal

Nepal has been elected a member of four UN bodies, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of...

News Digest: International Relations & F...

| Posted by: CESIF Nepal

Traders and businesspersons protested the undeclared border blockade in Kerung and Tatopani checkpoi...

News Digest: International Relations & F...

| Posted by: CESIF Nepal

 Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India was canceled after the Gujrat state governm...

December 2023 Analysis: International R...

Date: 2023-12-29 | Posted by: Prakriti Adhikari

The economic struggle driving Nepali citizens to foreign military engagement, particularly in  ...

October 2023 Analysis: International Rel...

Date: 2023-10-30 | Posted by: Prakriti Adhikari

In October, concerns over pre-existing mini-projects within Nepal's Belt and Road Forum document hig...

November 2023 Analysis: International Re...

Date: 2023-11-30 | Posted by: Prakriti Adhikari

Nepali citizens are being recruited as soldiers abroad, notably in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The...

September 2023 Analysis: International R...

Date: 2023-09-29 | Posted by: Prakriti Adhikari

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda's visit to China from September 23 to 30, coinciding wit...

August 2023 Analysis: International Rela...

Date: 2023-08-31 | Posted by: Prakriti Adhikari

In August, Nepal witnessed developments in its international relations, with the commencement of the...

July 2023 Analysis: International Relati...

Date: 2023-07-31 | Posted by: Prakriti Adhikari

July brought significant diplomatic changes for Nepal. China launched the Silk Roadster project in r...

June 2023 Analysis: International Relati...

Date: 2023-06-30 | Posted by: Shila Devi Parajuli

The month of June witnessed significant visits from foreign envoys. The Read More

May 2023 Analysis: International Relatio...

Date: 2023-05-31 | Posted by: Shila Devi Parajuli

On international front, Nepali delegations went on high level visits to Bangladesh, UK, India, and C...

April 2023 Analysis: International Relat...

Date: 2023-04-30 | Posted by: Shila Devi Parajuli

On the international front, there were official visits from Nepal to China and UK. Nepal also offici...

March 2023 Analysis: International Relat...

Date: 2023-03-30 | Posted by: Amelie Dahal

Foreign engagements, deals and visits highlighted the month of March. 

February 2023 Analysis: International Re...

Date: 2023-02-28 | Posted by: Amelie Dahal

On the international front, February kicked off with several high-profile visits following the forma...

January 2023 Analysis: International Rel...

Date: 2023-01-30 | Posted by: Prakriti Shree Adhikary

The new year kicked off with the arrival of the new Chinese Ambassador to Nepal on January 08, 2023....

December 2022 Analysis: International R...

Date: 2022-12-30 | Posted by: Prakriti Shree Adhikary

The realignment in coalition to form the federal government, although, was home-grown, it nonetheles...

November 2022 Analysis: International Re...

Date: 2022-11-15 | Posted by: Prakriti Shree Adhikary

The month of November saw a few important diplomatic visits. President Bhandari paid a visit to Icel...

October 2022 Analysis: International Rel...

Date: 2022-11-10 | Posted by: Prakriti Adhikary

Nepal voted in favor of the UN resolution along with 143 countries which condemns Russia’s decision...

September 2022 Analysis: International R...

Date: 2022-11-03 | Posted by: Prakriti Adhikary

 The Chief of Army staff of Indian Army General Manoj Pande conferred the title of Honorary ran...

August 2022 Analysis: International Rela...

Date: 2022-10-20 | Posted by: Prakriti Adhikary

In the month of August, the Agnipath scheme controversy resonated in Nepal and India. The Indian gov...

July 2022 Analysis: International Relati...

Recently appointed International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China, Liu Jianchao vi...

June 2022 Analysis: International Relati...

Date: 2022-06-12 | Posted by: Shuvangi Poudyal

The State Partnership Program (SPP) and a possible military cooperation between Nepal and the United...

May 2022 Analysis: International Relatio...

Date: 2022-07-07 | Posted by: Shuvangi Poudyal

On May 16, The State Department of the United States announced that the U.S. Special Coordinator for...

April 2022 Analysis: International Relat...

Date: 2022-05-26 | Posted by: Shuvangi Poudyal

On the diplomatic front, the flurry of high-level foreign visits and engagements indicate that Nepal...

February 2022 Analysis: International Re...

Date: 2022-04-12 | Posted by: Lumana Upreti

On February 6, a letter jointly endorsed by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and NCP (Maoist-center...

January 2022 Analysis: International Rel...

Date: 2022-02-24 | Posted by: Lumana Upreti

The parliament’s International Relations Committee has formed a ‘Foreign Policy Study Sub-committee...

2021 Annual Analysis: International Rela...

Date: 2022-02-09 | Posted by: Shuvangi Poudyal

After the Supreme Court overturned then Prime Minister Oli’s move to dissolve the parliament on Febr...

2021 Annual Analysis: International Rela...

Date: 2022-02-09 | Posted by: Lumana Upreti

Considering Nepal’s geopolitical sensitivity and geostrategic prominence, the US and emerging global...

November 2021 Analysis: Global Affairs

Date: 2021-12-15 | Posted by: Shuvangi Poudyal

The US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jingping held a virtual meeting on Novembe...

November 2021 Analysis: International Re...

Date: 2021-12-15 | Posted by: Lumana Upreti

Nepal is once again in a tough place geopolitically. The congress led government is resetting its bi...

October 2021 Analysis: International Rel...

Date: 2021-11-16 | Posted by: Lumana Upreti

Nepal’s diplomatic endeavors has taken a pace, whether it be government level initiatives or party l...

September 2021 Analysis: International R...

Date: 2021-10-29 | Posted by: Lumana Upreti

The newly appointed foreign minister Dr. Narayan Khadka emphasized on building national consensus am...

August 2021 Analysis: International Rela...

Date: 2021-09-21 | Posted by: Lumana Upreti

The newly formed coalition government in Nepal led by Sher Bahadur Deuba divulged the Common Minimum...

July 2021 Analysis: International Relati...

Date: 2021-08-18 | Posted by: Lumana Upreti

Since the appointment of the new PM, the US has been actively engaging with the Deuba and other mini...

June 2021 Analysis: International Relati...

Date: 2021-07-13 | Posted by: Lumana Upreti

As the country is still grappling with COVID-19 pandemic, the government had called out for internat...

Proceedings Report: Military Diplomacy o...

Date: 2022-08-08

With 75 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties, relationship with the US has been significant...

Nepal’s Cross Border Relations with Chin...

Date: 2022-03-10 | Posted by: CESIF Nepal

On January 28, 2022, the Center for Social Inclusion and Federalism (CESIF) organized a virtual disc...

Proceedings Report: Nepal-India Border R...

Date: 2021-12-08

Centre for Social Inclusion and Federalism (CESIF), Nepal organized a webinar on Nepal-India Border...

Discussing Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting...

Date: 2021-11-02

Centre for Social Inclusion and Federalism (CESIF), Nepal organized a discussion on Ranjit Rae’s Kat...

Nepal’s connectivity with China: Status...

Date: 2021-10-07 | Posted by: CESIF Nepal

CESIF (Center for Social Inclusion and Federalism) organized a webinar on September 27, 2021, to dis...