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Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda)

What Does Nepal Want From China?

What Does Nepal Want From China?

By Bipin Ghimire
Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s September visit to China demonstrated a clear balancing of aspirations and pragmatic realities, both on the domestic and international fronts.

China Loses Ground in Nepal

China Loses Ground in Nepal

By Arpan Gelal
The recent political shake-up in the government has cost Beijing the upper hand in the contest for geopolitical influence.
Unified Marxist Leninist Party Withdraws From Nepal’s Fragile Coalition Government

Unified Marxist Leninist Party Withdraws From Nepal’s Fragile Coalition Government

By Associated Press
Once again, tensions between the CPN-UML and their fellow communist party may scuttle a Nepali government.

Nepal’s New Government Faces a Stiff Test

Nepal’s New Government Faces a Stiff Test

By Marcus Andreopoulos
Dahal’s return to power could reset Nepal’s foreign policy – but first he'll have to survive an unstable coalition and disgruntled electorate.

The Foreign Policy Implications of Nepal’s Election

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.

Coalitions in the Fray in Nepal’s Elections Are Marriages of Convenience

Coalitions in the Fray in Nepal’s Elections Are Marriages of Convenience

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Parties share neither ideology nor policy goals with partners; alliances are merely partnerships to win more seats.

What Lies Behind Prachanda’s Volte-face on Nepal’s Ratification of the Millennium Challenge Compact?

What Lies Behind Prachanda’s Volte-face on Nepal’s Ratification of the Millennium Challenge Compact?

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Domestic politics and personal insecurity prompted the former Maoist chief’s decisions to oppose and subsequently support ratification of the agreement.
Nepal Ratified the MCC Compact. What Now?

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 President Announces Fresh Elections Amid Continuing Political Upheaval

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.

What Explains Nepal’s Perennial Instability?

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

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

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.

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