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Can Nepal Achieve Political Stability?
January 01, 2023

Can Nepal Achieve Political Stability?

By Biswas Baral
Nepal’s political landscape after the November 2022 election looks disturbingly familiar – but there are some signs change is coming.

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.
Ahead of Nepal’s Election, Many Decry the Lack of Choice
November 18, 2022

Ahead of Nepal’s Election, Many Decry the Lack of Choice

By Pratistha Rijal
The nomination of veteran candidates and their patrons comes at the cost of historically underrepresented and marginalized groups – including women.

It’s Election Season in Nepal Again
October 10, 2022

It’s Election Season in Nepal Again

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Parties have come together in pre-election alliances, but will these alliances hold after the results are announced?

A Long Way to Go for Gender Equality in Nepali Politics
May 12, 2022

A Long Way to Go for Gender Equality in Nepali Politics

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Nepal has progressive laws and quotas for women’s representation in politics, but patriarchy and gender discrimination run deep and influence the decisions of parties.

5 Years of Local Governance in Nepal
April 13, 2022

5 Years of Local Governance in Nepal

By Biswas Baral
Nepal is heading into its second round of local elections under its 2015 constitution. How have local governments fared in their inaugural session?

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 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?

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.

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.  

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