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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 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 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 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.

Dispelling 5 Myths About Nepal’s Foreign Policy
November 05, 2020

Dispelling 5 Myths About Nepal’s Foreign Policy

By Birat Anupam
Despite how the foreign media portrays the country’s foreign policy, Nepal is neither pro-China nor anti-India.

Amid Rising Big Power Tensions, Nepal Seeks a New Foreign Policy
October 19, 2020

Amid Rising Big Power Tensions, Nepal Seeks a New Foreign Policy

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Kathmandu will have to balance Beijing, New Delhi, and Washington as it seeks a new way forward to advance national interest.
Will COVID-19 Reshape Nepal’s Diplomacy?
May 08, 2020

Will COVID-19 Reshape Nepal’s Diplomacy?

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
What will Nepal’s relationships with India, China, and the U.S. look like after COVID-19?

Can Nepal’s Communist Party Survive Closer Ties With the US?
February 25, 2020

Can Nepal’s Communist Party Survive Closer Ties With the US?

By Kripendra Amatya
The MCC agreement is the latest example of serious divisions over foreign policy in the top echelons of Nepal’s ruling party.

The MCC and Nepal’s Strategic Ties With the US
February 19, 2020

The MCC and Nepal’s Strategic Ties With the US

By Kripendra Amatya
Rumors of a secret military conspiracy are absurd, but there are real concerns about the pact's implications for Nepali sovereignty.

A Rock and a Hard Place: Nepal’s 2019 Diplomacy in Review
January 01, 2020

A Rock and a Hard Place: Nepal’s 2019 Diplomacy in Review

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Over the past year, Nepal has been in a tight spot as it seeks to balance between major powers.
Nepal Between China and India
October 21, 2019

Nepal Between China and India

By Ankit Panda
Tika P. Dhakal discusses Nepal’s geopolitical circumstances between India and China.

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