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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.

Nepal’s Supreme Court Rules to Reinstate Parliament, Adding Twist to Tale
March 01, 2021

Nepal’s Supreme Court Rules to Reinstate Parliament, Adding Twist to Tale

By Sudha Ramachandran
Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s hold on his office is anybody’s guess now.
After Supreme Court Ruling, Thousands Celebrate Reinstatement of Nepal’s Parliament
February 25, 2021

After Supreme Court Ruling, Thousands Celebrate Reinstatement of Nepal’s Parliament

By Associated Press
The prime minister’s decision to dissolve the legislature has been overturned by the court after months of mass protests.

Nepal’s Democracy in Crisis
February 06, 2021

Nepal’s Democracy in Crisis

By Peter Gill
With the prime minister's unilateral move to dissolve Parliament last December, Nepal was thrown into political chaos - with its democracy hanging in the balance.

Thousands Demand Ouster of Nepal Leader as Party Feud Grows
December 30, 2020

Thousands Demand Ouster of Nepal Leader as Party Feud Grows

By Associated Press
Prime Minister K.P. Oli's controversial decision to dismiss Parliament cracked open a rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party.

China Wades Into Nepal’s Political Crisis
December 28, 2020

China Wades Into Nepal’s Political Crisis

By Sudha Ramachandran
With the Nepal Communist Party cracking apart, Beijing is scrambling to preserve its interests.

Nepal President Dissolves Parliament in a Move Many Term ‘Unconstitutional’
December 21, 2020

Nepal President Dissolves Parliament in a Move Many Term ‘Unconstitutional’

By Abhijnan Rej
Nepal will hold fresh elections in April and May next year.
Kathmandu Celebrates Dashain Uneasily Amid COVID-19
October 28, 2020

Kathmandu Celebrates Dashain Uneasily Amid COVID-19

By Peter Gill
From finances to family gatherings, the pandemic reshaped all aspects of one of Nepal’s most prominent holidays.

The Political Storm in Nepal Seems to Be Over – For Now
September 04, 2020

The Political Storm in Nepal Seems to Be Over – For Now

By Sudha Ramachandran
A recent truce between K.P. Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal could be temporary.

Why the Nepal Communist Party Must Not Split
August 05, 2020

Why the Nepal Communist Party Must Not Split

By Pradip Adhikari
A split in the NCP would be bad for the factions involved as well as the country writ large.

COVID-19: Nepal in Crisis
June 29, 2020

COVID-19: Nepal in Crisis

By Peter Gill
The coronavirus crisis has brought to the fore -- and exacerbated -- a number of the Nepali state’s long-standing weaknesses.
Nepal’s Summer of Discontent
June 16, 2020

Nepal’s Summer of Discontent

By Shraddha Pokharel
Young protesters in Nepal say “Enough is Enough” as the government struggles in its fight against COVID-19.

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