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Peter Gill

Peter Gill

Peter Gill is a Nepal-based journalist.

Peter Gill is a Nepal-based journalist who writes on a wide range of subjects, from Bollywood fan clubs to religion, crime, cuisine, human rights, environment, and geopolitics. A “Third Culture Kid” with an educational background in history and forestry, Peter speaks Nepali, Wolof, Spanish, and English, plus basic Hindi.

Posts by Peter Gill
June 29, 2020

COVID-19: Nepal in Crisis

By Peter Gill
The coronavirus crisis has brought to the fore -- and exacerbated -- a number of the Nepali state’s long-standing weaknesses.

April 20, 2020

Coronavirus Severs Nepal’s Economic Lifeline

By Peter Gill
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Nepal is losing its lifeline: international labor migration.
October 12, 2019

High Expectations as China’s Xi Lands in Nepal

By Peter Gill
The first Chinese leader to visit Nepal since 1996, Xi’s trip carries with it high expectations and geopolitical undertones.

September 03, 2019

Popular Support Grows for Indicted Nepali Journalist

By Peter Gill
Rabi Lamichhane’s show confronts corruption; a former employee’s suicide has stirred a firestorm.

June 14, 2019

11 Years on, Has Nepal’s Republic Succeeded?

By Peter Gill
Pessimism about Nepal’s politics is common, despite significant changes since the declaration of the republic in 2008.

March 01, 2019

Indian Hindu Nationalism’s Nepali Cousin

By Peter Gill
Hindu nationalism has taken hold in India. In Nepal, once the world’s only Hindu state, things are more complicated.
January 02, 2019

Nepal’s Sisyphean Struggle for Justice

By Peter Gill
12 years after the civil war came to an end, conflict victims demand a role in transitional justice.

October 15, 2018

Nepal and the China-EU Lending Race

By Peter Gill
As the EU seeks to expand lending for infrastructure in Asia, will it maintain high standards?

September 19, 2018

The Nepalis Fighting America’s Wars

By Peter Gill
Two new books examine the role of third-country nationals, especially Nepalis, in the defense contracting industry.

April 25, 2018

Nepal’s Desperate Race to Rebuild

By Peter Gill
Saddled with debt and deadlines, Nepal’s earthquake victims scramble to rebuild their homes.

March 22, 2018

After the Flood: Nepal’s Slow Recovery

By Peter Gill
Amid decentralization, Nepal has been slow to recover from the devastating 2017 floods.
January 29, 2018

The Rise of Nepal’s Left Alliance

By Peter Gill
From foreign policy to domestic development, how much change will the Left Alliance bring?

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