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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.  

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.

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