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As Nepal Turns to the Indo-Pacific, China Worries
April 14, 2022

As Nepal Turns to the Indo-Pacific, China Worries

By Shrey Khanna and Aarthi Ratnam
Nepal has shifted more toward India and the United States under the Deuba government, sparking concern from Beijing.

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 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?

Will COVID-19 Reshape Nepal’s Diplomacy?
May 08, 2020

Will COVID-19 Reshape Nepal’s Diplomacy?

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
What will Nepal’s relationships with India, China, and the U.S. look like after COVID-19?

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.

The MCC and Nepal’s Strategic Ties With the US
February 19, 2020

The MCC and Nepal’s Strategic Ties With the US

By Kripendra Amatya
Rumors of a secret military conspiracy are absurd, but there are real concerns about the pact's implications for Nepali sovereignty.

The Indo-Pacific Vs. the Belt and Road: Nepal’s Great MCC Debate
January 30, 2020

The Indo-Pacific Vs. the Belt and Road: Nepal’s Great MCC Debate

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
A $500 million grant under the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation faces opposition within 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.

Amid China-US Rivalry, India Maintains Low Profile in Nepal 
October 03, 2019

Amid China-US Rivalry, India Maintains Low Profile in Nepal 

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
With Xi Jinping expected to visit Nepal soon, Kathmandu is caught between the BRI and the United States’ Indo-Pacific strategy.

Why Is Nepal Sticking up for Venezuela’s Maduro?
February 07, 2019

Why Is Nepal Sticking up for Venezuela’s Maduro?

By Kripendra Amatya
In a faraway political crisis, Nepal has chosen China’s preferred side over the United States’.

Nepal Finally Looks Beyond India and China
December 21, 2018

Nepal Finally Looks Beyond India and China

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
The Oli government is taking long-overdue steps to broaden Nepal's foreign policy horizons.
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