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Is Nepal’s Secularism Under Threat?
September 01, 2021

Is Nepal’s Secularism Under Threat?

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Growing calls for a Hindu state underline popular dissatisfaction with Nepal’s long stretch of political instability.

Can Nepal’s New Prime Minister Navigate Rough Political Seas?
August 17, 2021

Can Nepal’s New Prime Minister Navigate Rough Political Seas?

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Sher Bahadur Deuba faces a herculean task in managing fragile politics.  
Nepal’s Once-and-Future Prime Minister: What to Expect From Deuba’s Foreign Policy
August 07, 2021

Nepal’s Once-and-Future Prime Minister: What to Expect From Deuba’s Foreign Policy

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Managing relations with great powers will remain a key foreign policy challenge for Nepal’s new prime minister.

Nepal’s Democracy Enters Another Challenging Phase
July 15, 2021

Nepal’s Democracy Enters Another Challenging Phase

By Arun Budhathoki
The recent Supreme Court order reinstating parliament has put the constitution back on track.

Nepal Gets a New Prime Minister (For Now)
July 14, 2021

Nepal Gets a New Prime Minister (For Now)

By Binaj Gurubacharya
Sher Bahadur Deuba, who leads the Nepali Congress party, is serving as Nepal's prime minister for the fifth time.

Nepal’s Supreme Court Reinstates Dissolved Lower House
July 13, 2021

Nepal’s Supreme Court Reinstates Dissolved Lower House

By Binaj Gurubacharya
The order removes Prime Minister K.P. Oli, who had been running a caretaker government until planned elections.

Nepal’s Supreme Court Flexes Its Muscles
June 29, 2021

Nepal’s Supreme Court Flexes Its Muscles

By Sambridh Ghimire
Institutional confrontation is heating up in Nepal, against the backdrop of an ongoing political crisis.
Nepal’s Leaders Must Put Aside Differences Amid COVID-19 Crisis
June 12, 2021

Nepal’s Leaders Must Put Aside Differences Amid COVID-19 Crisis

By Nirajan Thapaliya
For now, instead of endless politicking, Nepal’s leaders must put their differences aside and work together

Nepal’s President Announces Fresh Elections Amid Continuing Political Upheaval
May 26, 2021

Nepal’s President Announces Fresh Elections Amid Continuing Political Upheaval

By Arun Budhathoki
The decision comes amid regional geopolitical churn and a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. How Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli navigates both will determine his future.

Nepal’s Oli Loses Trust Vote Amid Raging Second COVID-19 Wave
May 11, 2021

Nepal’s Oli Loses Trust Vote Amid Raging Second COVID-19 Wave

By Sudha Ramachandran
The trust vote was a long time in the making. What follows, however, remains uncertain.

Nepal’s Political Travails Continue Amid Twists
April 19, 2021

Nepal’s Political Travails Continue Amid Twists

By Arun Budhathoki
Much remains uncertain about Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s future. But he could spring yet another surprise.
What Explains Nepal’s Perennial Instability?
April 01, 2021

What Explains Nepal’s Perennial Instability?

By Peter Gill
Decisive election results in 2017 raised hopes that Nepal would finally see a government finish its term. That looks like a distant dream today.

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