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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  • Nepal’s Dream to expand its Transit Options

    January 8, 2020 CESIF NepalNepal’s Dream to expand its Transit Options Nepal being a landlocked country does not have multiple transit options to the sea and depends on its neighboring countries China and India for any waterways transport. In a meeting with Nepal’s Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies and India’s Joint Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry held later in the ... Read more
  • News Digest (November 15-30, 2019)

    December 10, 2019 CESIF NepalNews Digest (November 15-30, 2019) DOMESTIC POLITICS Nepal Communist Party (NCP): On November 20, PM Oli agreed to entrust the executive role of party chairmanship to Pushpa Kamal Dahal. The party seems to have addressed the concerns of senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal who was voicing that no party should have dual leadership. However, the executive role gives out an unclear message – whether the recent decision ... Read more
  • 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

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