By Rohantha De Silva, 31 December 2020
The conflict within Nepal’s ruling Stalinist regime is driven by geo-political pressures and the escalating economic and social crisis exacerbated by COVID-19 within the landlocked country.
By Rohantha De Silva, 7 December 2020
The landlocked and poverty-stricken Himalayan country has become another focal point in the dangerous geo-political rivalry between India and the US on one side, and China on the other.
By Keith Jones, 22 May 2020
Washington’s vocal support for New Delhi is in marked contrast with its stance during the 2017 Indo-China border dispute, and is part of a dramatic escalation of its anti-China offensive.
By Rohantha De Silva, 24 April 2020
Nepal has a population of 28 million but so far only 8,763 people have been tested for the virus.
By Rohantha De Silva, 4 April 2020
Nepal’s government has made no serious effort to ensure that the country’s overwhelmingly poor population will have daily essentials, medicine and health safety equipment.
By Rohantha De Silva, 25 March 2020
The coronavirus pandemic will have dire consequences in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in Asia.
By Rohantha De Silva, 17 January 2020
The Information Technology Bill’s vague language puts social media users at high risk for criticising business leaders, politicians and bureaucrats.
By Rohantha De Silva, 28 October 2019
Underscoring the importance of Nepal to China, Xi declared that “China and Nepal are bound by mountains and rivers, and stay as close as lips and teeth.”
By W. A. Sunil, 27 March 2018
The new government in Kathmandu is acutely sensitive to the demands of the major powers and their efforts to maintain their influence in the region.
By W. A. Sunil, 27 December 2017
In response to the alliance’s victory, the US and India will intensify their interventions to combat China’s growing influence in the country.
By W.A.Sunil, 31 October 2017
The alliance is a political trap for working people under conditions of growing popular opposition to the government and the political establishment as a whole.
By Arun Kumar, 1 September 2017
Despite regular floods and monsoons, governments in India, Bangladesh and Nepal have not implemented any serious measures to protect ordinary people.
By W.A. Sunil, 18 January 2017
India considers increased military cooperation between China and Nepal will further undermine its influence in Kathmandu and a threat to its strategic ambitions.
By W.A. Sunil, 24 August 2016
The political turmoil in the small landlocked country has been fuelled by rising US-driven geo-political tensions across Asia.
By W.A. Sunil, 27 July 2016
Oli’s resignation was largely driven by India’s determination, working closely with the US, to undercut Beijing’s growing influence in Nepal.
By W. Sunil, 26 May 2016
The sharp tensions between New Delhi and Kathmandu are a result of the intensifying geo-political rivalry between India and China.
By W.A. Sunil, 12 April 2016
New Delhi, backed by Washington, is seeking to ensure its dominant position in Nepal, as part of US efforts to undermine China in every corner of Asia.
By W. A. Sunil, 5 February 2016
The conflicting signals over whether Nepal’s prime minister will first visit India or China reveals a political crisis exacerbated by India’s US-backed intervention.
By Vijith Samarasinghe, 30 November 2015
The detention of Indian border guards and protests in Kathmandu are the latest incidents in the unresolved standoff between the two countries.
By Vijith Samarasinghe, 2 November 2015
The conflict engulfing the small Himalayan state is another illustration of the sharp geo-political tensions building up across Asia.
By W.A. Sunil, 9 October 2015
Pressure from India is compounding conflicts in Nepal, wedged between India and China.
By W.A. Sunil, 18 May 2015
Nepal was hit on Tuesday by a 7.3 magnitude after-shock that killed over 125 people, injured more than 2,300 and destroyed hundreds of homes.
By W. A. Sunil, 4 May 2015
The US is exploiting the tragedy in Nepal to strengthen its influence in the strategically located country adjacent to China.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 April 2015
From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the war for regime change in Syria and the fascist-led coup in Ukraine, the New York Times has served as a propaganda arm for Washington.
By W.A. Sunil, 29 April 2015
Hundreds of thousands of people lack rudimentary facilities and are cramped in makeshift camps or sleeping in open spaces.
By Thomas Gaist, 28 April 2015
In contrast to the rapid deployment of military resources, the financial response of the major powers to the disaster has been paltry.
By W.A. Sunil, 27 April 2015
Though an earthquake is the product of enormous natural forces, the extent of death and destruction has definite social roots.
By Will Morrow, 25 April 2014
The tragic deaths in an avalanche last Friday have highlighted the dangerous and exploitative conditions in which Sherpa work as mountain guides.
By W.A. Sunil, 6 December 2013
The collapse of the UCPN-M vote is a reflection of widespread disillusionment and hostility among broad layers of the population.
By W.A.Sunil, 2 June 2012
Fresh elections have been called following the failure of political parties to agree on a new constitution.
By W.A. Sunil, 5 September 2011
With no means for resolving the country’s sharp political divisions, Bhattarai’s government is likely to be as short-lived as its predecessor.
By W.A. Sunil, 22 August 2011
The country currently lacks a government and the deadline for passing a new constitution expires next week.
By W.A Sunil, 31 May 2010
The Nepalese government reached a last-minute deal on Friday with the opposition Maoists to extend the parliament, but the underlying issues are not resolved.
By W.A. Sunil, 27 May 2010
If negotiations fail to extend tomorrow’s deadline for the dissolution of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly, the country faces an immediate political and constitutional crisis.
By W.A. Sunil, 5 May 2010
The Maoists are calling for the ouster of the prime minister and the formation of a “national unity government” under their leadership.
By W.A. Sunil, 17 March 2010
Political tensions in Nepal are rising and the army is increasingly flexing its political muscle ahead of the May 28 deadline for drawing up a new constitution.
By W.A Sunil, 24 December 2009
The Maoist party is threatening further strike action next month if the ruling coalition does not agree to its demands for a national unity government.
By W.A. Sunil, 8 May 2009
A fresh political crisis erupted in Nepal when the Maoist-led government collapsed last Sunday, just nine months after it took power.
By W.A. Sunil, 2 September 2008
After months of wrangling among Nepal’s political parties following elections in April, a coalition government led by the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) was sworn in on August 22. The CPN-M’s coalition partners are the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and the ethnic-based Madhesi Peoples Right Forum (MPRF). The CPN-UML ministers were finally sworn in yesterday after bickering over who would hold the number-two cabinet post was resolved.