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Ukraine Invasion Prompts Tepid Response From South Asia
February 26, 2022

Ukraine Invasion Prompts Tepid Response From South Asia

By B. Z. Khasru
Pakistan’s prime minister was in Russia as the invasion began; India and Bangladesh have similarly refrained from criticizing Moscow.
China Steps Up Activity Along Himalayan Borders as Land Border Law Comes Into Effect
February 24, 2022

China Steps Up Activity Along Himalayan Borders as Land Border Law Comes Into Effect

By Liam Gibson
The new law is a tool for Beijing to further expand its sovereignty into its neighbors’ domains.

India-Nepal Territorial Dispute Flares up Again
February 09, 2022

India-Nepal Territorial Dispute Flares up Again

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Indian Prime Minister Modi spoke of a road through disputed Lipulekh with an eye on Hindu votes. It could deepen anti-India nationalism in Nepal.

Nepal’s Fierce MCC Debate
February 08, 2022

Nepal’s Fierce MCC Debate

By Biswas Baral
How did a grant from the United States turn into a years-long political battle in Kathmandu?

Without Vaccine Equity, the World Could Remain Stuck in Pandemic Limbo
January 25, 2022

Without Vaccine Equity, the World Could Remain Stuck in Pandemic Limbo

By Niha Dagia
On the cusp of a triumph over the coronavirus, the world snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
2021 Was a Bad Year for Democracy in South Asia
January 05, 2022

2021 Was a Bad Year for Democracy in South Asia

By Niha Dagia
The pandemic made it easier for governments to justify authoritarian measures, including crackdowns on the media and excessive surveillance.

Nepal Begins Hydropower Export to India
December 27, 2021

Nepal Begins Hydropower Export to India

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The Himalayan country needs Chinese investment and the Indian market to tap the full potential of its hydropower sector. Can Nepal walk the fine line?
In Nepal, Calls Grow for the Restoration of a Hindu State
December 09, 2021

In Nepal, Calls Grow for the Restoration of a Hindu State

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
A resurgent Hindu nationalism in the former Hindu kingdom is drawing strength from India’s ruling BJP.

COP26 Finds Its Scapegoats – India and China
November 17, 2021

COP26 Finds Its Scapegoats – India and China

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The main story at the end of the climate change meet should have been the lack of ambition of the advanced nations and their non-fulfilment of climate finance pledges.

Nepal’s New PM Deuba Seeks Better Ties With India
November 05, 2021

Nepal’s New PM Deuba Seeks Better Ties With India

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Since Deuba came to power in July, there have been several rounds of interactions between the two side, but no top-level visits to date.

Nepal’s System, Not Just the Chief Justice, Is on Trial
October 29, 2021

Nepal’s System, Not Just the Chief Justice, Is on Trial

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The controversy involving Chief Justice Rana lays bare the politicization of the Nepali judiciary.
Over 180 People Killed After Heavy Rains in Nepal and India
October 22, 2021

Over 180 People Killed After Heavy Rains in Nepal and India

By Associated Press
“The people of Nepal and India are sandwiched between the pandemic and worsening climate disasters, heavily impacting millions of lives and livelihoods.”

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