"It is time to move beyond the idea of political stability to the idea of constitutional stability." Prime Minister KP Oli's move to dissolve Parliament has unleashed a phase of political uncertainty which could devour more than the legislative body. Oli's political endgame is not clear; it has brought into play internal political conflict, foreign actors and forces that are … [Read more...] about Time to rewrite the constitution
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The Scare of COVID-19 The Nepal Embassy in Beijing has reported that as of February 2, 2020,[i] 180 Nepali students in the Hubei province of China including 62 from the Wuhan City have applied for immediate evacuation from the province that is currently reeling under the scare of coronavirus.[ii] The worldwide death toll continues to rise with at least 1,357 reported cases … [Read more...] about Is Nepal Prepared to Take On the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19?
With the share of foreign tourists standing at 49 percent, the target of two million is doomed. Visit Nepal Year 2020 targets two million international tourists. However, looking at the decreasing rate of incoming tourists in 2019, the campaign may be at a great disadvantage. The tourist growth was merely 2 percent last year. For the campaign to be successful, the rate of … [Read more...] about Overambitious Campaign
Donors and multilateral institutions must not continue to ignore corruption to fulfil their own objectives. Nepal currently has unprecedented opportunities for economic development along with establishing practices of good governance. These opportunities include a changing demography, the availability of cheap resources, political stability, federalism, geopolitical … [Read more...] about Donor Complicity: A troubling Emergence in Nepali Politics
The vulnerabilities of Nepal’s banking system came to the fore on the night of August 31, 2019, when five Chinese nationals were arrested in the capital, who were on ATM hacking spree in different places in Kathmandu. The hackers had come to Nepal on August 20 and had planned to return on September 2; their sole intention to come to Nepal was to carry out the heist of … [Read more...] about Cyber Insecurity: Catastrophe in the Waiting