CESIF-NepalInternational Relations


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  • BRI Summit Re-strengthening International Relations

    April 19, 2019 CESIF NepalBRI Summit Re-strengthening International Relations International relations, being interdisciplinary in nature, connects nations from political, economic and cultural aspects. The practices and trends in global interstate system stimulate individual states to behave in the favor of its national interest. National policies and agendas are built to blend with the global trends within the boundaries of international laws. One state’s processes, policies and programs direct other states to ... Read more

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  • End of the ‘tacking’ strategy

    August 27, 2019 CESIF NepalEnd of the ‘tacking’ strategy With deeper integration, Nepal may no longer be able to swing freely between India and China as in the past. Since 1951, when the people overthrew the Ranas, Nepal has used the strategy of ‘tacking’ to sail through the influence exerted by China and India. For example, in 1956, King Mahendra appointed Tanka ... » Read More
  • China’s 10th White Paper on Defence: Reading Between the Lines

    August 21, 2019 CESIF NepalChina’s 10th White Paper on Defence: Reading Between the Lines China released its 10th White Paper on Defence, giving the world a front albeit curated view into the inner workings of its military strategy and concerns. While going through it, one must remain consistently aware that this document has been created solely for external consumption and attempts to create a specific narrative for the ... » Read More

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  • News Digest (October 15-21, 2019)

    October 25, 2019 CESIF NepalNews Digest (October 15-21, 2019) DOMESTIC POLITICS The Ruling Party-NCP: The party directed the subordinate committee to recommend candidates for the upcoming by-election. The party also nominated Astalaxmi Shakya, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, and Hari Adhikari as members of the central organization department. Senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal confirmed that the cabinet wouldn’t be reshuffled until the by-election.  The election commission confirmed the date of the by-election, which will be ... Read more
  • MONTHLY ANALYSIS – September 2019

    October 17, 2019 CESIF NepalMONTHLY ANALYSIS - September 2019 Summary China intensified its political and public diplomacy in September setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal, scheduled for October 12 to 13. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit was followed by that of a delegation of the Chinese Communist Party which participated in a joint symposium with the Nepal Communist Party. Diplomatic events by China, combined with internal ... Read more
  • Monthly News Analysis – August 2019

    October 17, 2019 CESIF NepalMonthly News Analysis - August 2019 Summary The NCP merger seems to be coming to a close as the key issue of contention between the Maoist and the UML regarding the school department has been assigned to Ishwar Pokhrel. Some differences among leaders persist as the process of political settlement is ongoing. The internal competition among leaders, directly linked to the interests and incentives of external actors, ... Read more
  • Monthly News Analysis – July 2019

    October 17, 2019 CESIF NepalMonthly News Analysis - July 2019 Summary Federalism and democratization followed by credible transfer of power to the intermediate classes—people who provide support to the political elites in return for privileges and benefits—has helped Nepal attain relative peace and stability. The possibility of political and social stability depends on many factors including the relations between the state, political elites, and the ordinary citizens. In particular, a political system ... Read more
  • Monthly News Analysis – June 2019

    October 16, 2019 CESIF NepalMonthly News Analysis - June 2019 Summary The US has been tightening its grip in the South Asian region alluring the countries with additional financial assistance. Nepal as a country in South Asian region cannot remain unaffected of the US assertion and has already received a huge commitment under the MCC. However, Nepal should have a coherent foreign policy in projecting its national interests and agreeing to regional ... Read more

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