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Nepali Voters Deliver a Fractured Mandate in Parliamentary Elections
November 29, 2022

Nepali Voters Deliver a Fractured Mandate in Parliamentary Elections

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
While the Nepali Congress won the most seats, the CPN-UML surged ahead to win the largest share of votes.

Young Candidates Rattle the Old Guard in Nepal’s Elections
November 18, 2022

Young Candidates Rattle the Old Guard in Nepal’s Elections

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
With young, energetic and independent candidates throwing their hats in the ring, the old and established politicians are having to work harder to impress voters.
Ahead of Nepal’s Election, Many Decry the Lack of Choice
November 18, 2022

Ahead of Nepal’s Election, Many Decry the Lack of Choice

By Pratistha Rijal
The nomination of veteran candidates and their patrons comes at the cost of historically underrepresented and marginalized groups – including women.

The Election Manifestos of Nepal’s Parties Run Along Predictable Lines
November 10, 2022

The Election Manifestos of Nepal’s Parties Run Along Predictable Lines

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Parties remain hooked on the idea of following a "balanced" foreign policy and hyphenating India-China and China-U.S. in the country's foreign relations.

Universal Social Protection in Asia Is Within Reach – If We Have the Will
November 08, 2022

Universal Social Protection in Asia Is Within Reach – If We Have the Will

By Olivier De Schutter and Zina Nimeh
The global community could slash poverty in Asia at the click of a finger. We have the numbers to prove it.

Nepalis Feel the Human Toll of Qatar’s World Cup
November 08, 2022

Nepalis Feel the Human Toll of Qatar’s World Cup

By Roshan Sedhai and Samik Kharel
Far from demanding accountability from Qatar, South Asian governments have often been mute spectators to the plight of workers and their families at home.

Coalitions in the Fray in Nepal’s Elections Are Marriages of Convenience
October 25, 2022

Coalitions in the Fray in Nepal’s Elections Are Marriages of Convenience

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Parties share neither ideology nor policy goals with partners; alliances are merely partnerships to win more seats.
It’s Election Season in Nepal Again
October 10, 2022

It’s Election Season in Nepal Again

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Parties have come together in pre-election alliances, but will these alliances hold after the results are announced?

Implications of India’s Agnipath Scheme for Recruitment of Soldiers for Nepal’s Gurkhas
September 14, 2022

Implications of India’s Agnipath Scheme for Recruitment of Soldiers for Nepal’s Gurkhas

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Despite the scheme having major implications for Nepal and Nepal-India relations, India hardly consulted Kathmandu while devising the plan.

Nepal’s Ad Hoc Policies Toward China
August 25, 2022

Nepal’s Ad Hoc Policies Toward China

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Nepal's foreign policy establishment needs to reach a consensus on what constitutes actions against the interest of its neighbors.

Nepal’s Holy Bagmati River Choked With Black Sewage, Trash
August 18, 2022

Nepal’s Holy Bagmati River Choked With Black Sewage, Trash

By Binaj Gurubacharya
As in the past, people bring the bodies of deceased loved ones to the banks of the river but prefer using water from bottles purchased in shops to purify the body these days.
Will Reform of Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority Ever Take Off?
August 09, 2022

Will Reform of Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority Ever Take Off?

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The country’s aviation safety and tourism sector will remain grounded so long as vested interests stand in the way of necessary legislation.

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