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India’s BJP Reaches Out to Nepal’s Political Parties
July 21, 2022

India’s BJP Reaches Out to Nepal’s Political Parties

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Its invitation to Maoist Center chief Dahal signals that it is willing to build bonds even with those it differs ideologically.
What Lies Behind Chinese Delegation’s Visit to Nepal?
July 13, 2022

What Lies Behind Chinese Delegation’s Visit to Nepal?

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Growing U.S. influence in Nepal together with the fragmentation of the Nepali communists is worrying Beijing.

Small State, Big Agenda? Nepal in the Gulf Labor Migration Market
July 09, 2022

Small State, Big Agenda? Nepal in the Gulf Labor Migration Market

By Froilan T. Malit, Jr. and Anuj Tiwari
How can Nepal compete with larger migrant-sending states like India without jeopardizing the wellbeing of its workers?

Nepal Plans to Lower Age at Marriage
June 30, 2022

Nepal Plans to Lower Age at Marriage

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The minimum age was set higher to ensure that girls finish school, become independent and make informed choices. Will the proposed change reverse the gains achieved?

India-Nepal Diplomatic Relations at 75: Full of Contradictions
June 23, 2022

India-Nepal Diplomatic Relations at 75: Full of Contradictions

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The two countries share strong cultural, religious, political, and economic ties. The same issues can pull them apart.
Nepal Backs Away From US State Partnership Program
June 22, 2022

Nepal Backs Away From US State Partnership Program

By P.K. Balachandran
Suspicious about the military content and wary of antagonizing China, Nepal rejects a U.S. disaster mitigation program.   

Nepal Is Caught Between the US and China on Tibetan Refugee Issue
June 09, 2022

Nepal Is Caught Between the US and China on Tibetan Refugee Issue

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
A recent visit by an American official to Tibetan refugee camps in Kathmandu appears to have not gone down well with Beijing.
What’s the Status of the Much-Discussed China-Nepal Railway?
June 08, 2022

What’s the Status of the Much-Discussed China-Nepal Railway?

By Biswas Baral
Six years after the project burst into the public discourse, little concrete progress has been made.

Modi Visits the Buddha’s Birthplace in Nepal
May 27, 2022

Modi Visits the Buddha’s Birthplace in Nepal

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The Indian prime minister’s religious diplomacy could make Nepal a pawn in India’s domestic politics, even make it appear complicit in BJP’s communal politics.

What Lies Behind Modi’s Nepal Visit?
May 25, 2022

What Lies Behind Modi’s Nepal Visit?

By Bipin Ghimire and Apoorva Pathak
The choice to visit Lumbini for Buddha's birthday was carefully crafted both religiously and geopolitically.

A Long Way to Go for Gender Equality in Nepali Politics
May 12, 2022

A Long Way to Go for Gender Equality in Nepali Politics

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Nepal has progressive laws and quotas for women’s representation in politics, but patriarchy and gender discrimination run deep and influence the decisions of parties.
Is Nepal Going the Way of Sri Lanka?
April 28, 2022

Is Nepal Going the Way of Sri Lanka?

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Although Nepal’s economic health is worrying, tourism is picking up and foreign remittances are poised to increase.

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