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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
August 05, 2021

Searching for the Next War: What Happens When Contractors Leave Afghanistan?

By Noah Coburn and Peter Gill
As U.S. troops withdraw, many contract employees – most of them from poor countries, including Nepal – are leaving Afghanistan and fanning out around the world.

May 14, 2021

Facing a COVID Crisis, Nepal Cries Out for Help

By Peter Gill
“People are dying every few minutes because of a lack oxygen, we don’t know when this will end... It’s chaos.”
April 01, 2021

What Explains Nepal’s Perennial Instability?

By Peter Gill
Decisive election results in 2017 raised hopes that Nepal would finally see a government finish its term. That looks like a distant dream today.

February 06, 2021

Nepal’s Democracy in Crisis

By Peter Gill
With the prime minister's unilateral move to dissolve Parliament last December, Nepal was thrown into political chaos - with its democracy hanging in the balance.

October 28, 2020

Kathmandu Celebrates Dashain Uneasily Amid COVID-19

By Peter Gill
From finances to family gatherings, the pandemic reshaped all aspects of one of Nepal’s most prominent holidays.

July 21, 2020

COVID and Contractors: Nepalis in an American War Zone

By Peter Gill
Few Americans are aware that the war effort in Afghanistan relies on foreign contractors – many of them from Nepal.
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.

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