Stories By 'SHAMBHU RAM SIMKHADA'
Towards establishing a broader partnership for peace, prosperity and security in Asia
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From threats and insults to suddenly exchanging compliments and optimism of friendship, high drama best describes the 12 June, 2018 Trump-Kim Summit. Trump and Kim have demonstrated that leadership of courage and conviction can think above skepticism of academics and professionals and act beyond hesitations of officials and diplomats.
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As its current Chair and permanent host of the secretariat, Nepal under the leadership of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is trying to revitalise the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc). Pakistani prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s visit some time ago, followed by Indian PM Narendra Modi’s planned visit now—significantly soon after his informal summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping—could be important if Oli and his team can focus on the following.
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Anglo-Russian charges and counter-charges on the nerve gas attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter on British soil led to expulsions and counter-expulsions of Russian and Western diplomats in numbers not seen since the Cold War.
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An understanding of history is vital to the study and conduct of international relations (IR). European wars, including the two world wars, are covered in most world history books.
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More than 75,000 young Nepalis have taken the Korean language test hoping to be one of the 10,000 lucky ones to get to work in Korea under the Employment Permit System (EPS) this year.
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