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Nepal-India border dynamics

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Photo: Pixabay When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, thousands of Nepali migrant workers working in India returned home to be with their families during the challenging time. After exhausting their savings and sensing limited to no employment opportunities in their home country, they have now begun returning to India, with better …

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News Digest (July 09– July 15, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the Government: Political parties and leaders questioned the government’s and NCP’s self-decision and inefficiency to deal with the heightened geopolitical interests of the major players—China, India, and the United States—in Nepal.[1] In the long internal struggle of the NCP, which saw a series …

News Digest (May 14 – May 20, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the Government:On May 15, 2020, President Bidya Devi Bhandari presented the government’s Policy and Programs for the Fiscal Year 2077/2078 BS. Key promises made by the President were: Coronavirus-free country Diplomatic efforts to reclaim Kalapani Two new international airports Launch of two railway …

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News Digest (April 23 – April 29, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party & the Ordinance Controversy: In a precautionary move, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP-N) and Samajwadi Forum Nepal (SFN) agreed to unite and form a new Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP). Top leaders from both parties met late at night on April 22, 2020, and decided to …

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Nepal’s Neutrality Dilemma

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In recent years, Nepal has become strategically significant in the eyes of key global players like China, America, and India. This has been the result of increasing tensions between China and America playing out in a test of the will between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Indo-Pacific Strategy. …