Geopolitics: Global Trends and Nepal’s Foreign Policy

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A. Global Trends A.1 US Lowest point in US-China relationship The relationship between US and China has hit the lowest point since normalization of ties began four decades ago with several episodes exacerbating the situation: COVID 19 and anti-Chinese racism, trade conflict, tensions in South China Sea, battle over technology, …

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Nepal’s Internal Struggle and Vaccine Conundrum

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Nepal government imposed a lockdown on March 24 after the cases worldwide amplified, and further lifted it on June 21, without a robust plan to save the economy from the looming crisis. The three-month-long lockdown period should ideally have been the time to prepare isolation wards, adequate health services and …

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The ultra-nationalist leader’s downfall

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Juvenile remarks from a country’s executive head about a sensitive subject is capable of deteriorating the country’s international standing. Nepali Prime Minister KP Oli made a similar baseless and immature statement on July 13. He claimed that Hindu deity Lord Rama was born in a village named ‘Ayodhya’ which is …

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Nepal’s Inevitable Epidemic- Neglected floods & landslides

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Each year natural disasters claim lives of several innocents in Nepal. The Himalayan nation is globally ranked extremely high in terms of susceptibility to geophysical and climate hazards.[1] More than 80% of the population is vulnerable to some type of risk that arises from natural disasters which makes Nepal one …

Women working to plant saplings in Rupani VDC of Nepal. These women get Rs 2 per sapling planted and they plant around 500 to 600 saplings a day. This has made them economically empowered. When women are economically empowered, they empower their family. Women get voice from economic freedom. When they do not have this work, they find work as labourers.

Analysis June 2020

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SUMMARY Nepal is often found torn between its two powerful neighbors — India and China. The country finds it hard to strike a balance between its allies and even more so when it becomes the battleground. While India and China both continuously try to ‘expend their influence’ by negating each …

Analysis May 2020

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Summary COVID-19 Eight deaths and more than 1,500 infected people. Nepal’s infection rate has doubled in mere six days. A sense of dread has seeped into everyone’s mind. With the ‘just barely there’ health infrastructure in the country, one question haunts – what will happen if a full-blown COVID-19 infection …

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Analysis April 2020

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The lockdown has created waves of political, economical, social, psychological, and health complications. Coronavirus has killed more than 210 thousand people across the globe and the number of affected has crossed three million.

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Analysis March 2020

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SUMMARY As of March 31, 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 has reached 38,749 with 801,061 infections confirmed in 200 countries and territories around the world, including the spread through two ships; nearly 172,317 people have recovered. Nepal hasn’t remained untouched by the pandemic, and the government hastily announced a …

Analysis February 2020

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Summary As of March 31, 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 has reached 38,749 with 801,061 infections confirmed in 200 countries and territories around the world, including the spread through two ships; nearly 172,317 people have recovered. Nepal hasn’t remained untouched by the pandemic, and the government hastily announced a …

Analysis January 2020

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Summary There is no human control over natural disasters, but there are always small ways to improve the lives of the people affected with those disasters. Improving public health is a key to prepare for epidemics. However, COVID-19, which is turning out to be a pandemic, has unveiled the unpreparedness …