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Nepal MCC grant

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?
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Lessons for Nepal
February 28, 2022

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Lessons for Nepal

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Ukraine’s fate serves as a reminder to small powers that they must walk a fine line between protecting their sovereignty and showing "strategic empathy" towards the interests of major powers.

Nepal’s MCC Debate Reflects Flaws in Its Decision-Making
February 18, 2022

Nepal’s MCC Debate Reflects Flaws in Its Decision-Making

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The debate over the aid project is not about its contents but about American intentions, the integrity of Nepali leaders, and domestic cost-benefit analysis.

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?

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?

The Missing Piece of Nepal’s MCC Debate
May 01, 2020

The Missing Piece of Nepal’s MCC Debate

By Anirudha Nagar
Addressing the concerns of local communities is key to Nepal’s $500 million question.
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 Indo-Pacific Vs. the Belt and Road: Nepal’s Great MCC Debate
January 30, 2020

The Indo-Pacific Vs. the Belt and Road: Nepal’s Great MCC Debate

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
A $500 million grant under the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation faces opposition within Nepal’s ruling party.

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