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Nepal’s Cautious Approach to the Tibetan Question
July 28, 2021

Nepal’s Cautious Approach to the Tibetan Question

By Arun Budhathoki and Bindesh Dahal
The presence of Tibetan refugees on its soil makes Nepal vulnerable to Chinese pressure.

Nepal’s COVID-19 Crisis Exacerbates Hardships for Women
July 23, 2021

Nepal’s COVID-19 Crisis Exacerbates Hardships for Women

By Rajin Rayamajhi and Tracy Fehr
The economic and health impact of the pandemic has disproportionately fallen on women – especially single women.
Nepal’s Democracy Enters Another Challenging Phase
July 15, 2021

Nepal’s Democracy Enters Another Challenging Phase

By Arun Budhathoki
The recent Supreme Court order reinstating parliament has put the constitution back on track.

Nepal Gets a New Prime Minister (For Now)
July 14, 2021

Nepal Gets a New Prime Minister (For Now)

By Binaj Gurubacharya
Sher Bahadur Deuba, who leads the Nepali Congress party, is serving as Nepal's prime minister for the fifth time.

Nepal’s Supreme Court Reinstates Dissolved Lower House
July 13, 2021

Nepal’s Supreme Court Reinstates Dissolved Lower House

By Binaj Gurubacharya
The order removes Prime Minister K.P. Oli, who had been running a caretaker government until planned elections.

Nepal’s Supreme Court Flexes Its Muscles
June 29, 2021

Nepal’s Supreme Court Flexes Its Muscles

By Sambridh Ghimire
Institutional confrontation is heating up in Nepal, against the backdrop of an ongoing political crisis.

Nepal’s Mountain Tourism Industry Is Struggling for Breath
June 28, 2021

Nepal’s Mountain Tourism Industry Is Struggling for Breath

By Arun Budhathoki
As COVID-19 cases sweep through Nepal’s mountain villages and base camps, expeditions have been called off, hitting the mountaineering and trekking industry hard.
Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women
June 15, 2021

Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women

By Bansari Kamdar
Even in countries where abortion is legal, access to safe abortions remains challenging

Is Nepal Now Courting India and Ignoring China?
June 15, 2021

Is Nepal Now Courting India and Ignoring China?

By Bindesh Dahal and Arun Budhathoki
As Oli steers his party to the right to woo India's ruling BJP, China is courting Nepal's left wing.

Nepal’s Leaders Must Put Aside Differences Amid COVID-19 Crisis
June 12, 2021

Nepal’s Leaders Must Put Aside Differences Amid COVID-19 Crisis

By Nirajan Thapaliya
For now, instead of endless politicking, Nepal’s leaders must put their differences aside and work together

Nepal’s President Announces Fresh Elections Amid Continuing Political Upheaval
May 26, 2021

Nepal’s President Announces Fresh Elections Amid Continuing Political Upheaval

By Arun Budhathoki
The decision comes amid regional geopolitical churn and a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. How Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli navigates both will determine his future.
Facing a COVID Crisis, Nepal Cries Out for Help
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.”

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