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Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda)

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.

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.

Political Infighting in Nepal Reaches Alarming Levels Alongside High-Level Foreign Visits
November 27, 2020

Political Infighting in Nepal Reaches Alarming Levels Alongside High-Level Foreign Visits

By Sudha Ramachandran
While the Oli-Dahal fight has reached a critical point, Oli’s government continues to engage India and China as both jostle for influence in the Himalayan nation.

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.
A Rock and a Hard Place: Nepal’s 2019 Diplomacy in Review
January 01, 2020

A Rock and a Hard Place: Nepal’s 2019 Diplomacy in Review

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Over the past year, Nepal has been in a tight spot as it seeks to balance between major powers.

Are the Maoists Rising Again in Nepal?
March 13, 2019

Are the Maoists Rising Again in Nepal?

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
13 years after the civil war ended, a splinter Maoist group is waging a new campaign of violence.

The (Re)Birth of the Nepal Communist Party
February 21, 2018

The (Re)Birth of the Nepal Communist Party

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Nepal’s Left Alliance takes a step toward formal unification, but is it just a marriage of convenience?

Why India and China Are Watching Nepal’s Elections
December 01, 2017

Why India and China Are Watching Nepal’s Elections

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Beijing is hoping for the left alliance to emerge victorious; India is rooting for the Nepali Congress.
Can Nepal’s New Prime Minister Avert a Crisis?
June 08, 2017

Can Nepal’s New Prime Minister Avert a Crisis?

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Sher Bahadur Deuba's return to the premiership will not be easy.

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