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With China’s Help, Nepal Chips Away at Its India-lockedness
December 30, 2022

With China’s Help, Nepal Chips Away at Its India-lockedness

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
They have begun a feasibility study to build a railway line linking Kathmandu with Kerung in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The Foreign Policy Implications of Nepal’s Election
December 23, 2022

The Foreign Policy Implications of Nepal’s Election

By Pratistha Rijal
Continued political instability could allow external powers to increase their influence in the country's political landscape.
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.

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.

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.

As Nepal Turns to the Indo-Pacific, China Worries
April 14, 2022

As Nepal Turns to the Indo-Pacific, China Worries

By Shrey Khanna and Aarthi Ratnam
Nepal has shifted more toward India and the United States under the Deuba government, sparking concern from Beijing.

Nepal Ratified the MCC Compact. What Now?
March 14, 2022

Nepal Ratified the MCC Compact. What Now?

By Biswas Baral
How will the U.S. grant – approved despite a raging controversy – factor into both upcoming elections and Nepal’s diplomatic positioning?
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?

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.

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.

China Wades Into Nepal’s Political Crisis
December 28, 2020

China Wades Into Nepal’s Political Crisis

By Sudha Ramachandran
With the Nepal Communist Party cracking apart, Beijing is scrambling to preserve its interests.
The Map Is Not the Territory. Or Is It?
September 17, 2020

The Map Is Not the Territory. Or Is It?

By Abhijnan Rej
The recent kerfuffle over a new political map of Pakistan at the SCO national security advisers’ meeting must be seen in its proper context.

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