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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.”

How China Uses Development Finance Strategically in South Asia
October 18, 2021

How China Uses Development Finance Strategically in South Asia

By Mohamed Zeeshan
Since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, Beijing has remade the idea of development aid.

Should Nepal Ratify the MCC Nepal Compact?
October 11, 2021

Should Nepal Ratify the MCC Nepal Compact?

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
A U.S. grant of $500 million would give the fund-starved Nepali economy a shot in the arm.

Border Roads Bring India and Nepal Closer
September 27, 2021

Border Roads Bring India and Nepal Closer

By Arun Budhathoki, Nitesh R Pradhan , and Sravan Chettri
The 35-km-long Uttarey-Chiwanbhangjyang road will link western Sikkim in India not just to areas on the Nepali side of the border but to western Nepal.
Has China Encroached into Nepali Territory in Humla District?
September 26, 2021

Has China Encroached into Nepali Territory in Humla District?

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Prime Minister Deuba has ordered a "study" into the long-standing allegations.

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