Stories By 'SAURAV RAJ PANT'
Nepal will be living heightened competition between the two camps America (with India) and China
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Development has focused on rural areas for decades; it is now time to go urban
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Oli launched the nationalist agenda during the election and it spread on social media
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International relations pundits, politicians and intellectuals in Kathmandu seem to be dreaming about a massive economic boom in Nepal with neighbours pouring billions of dollars into infrastructure projects. This also indicates that our diplomacy is turning into beggar diplomacy as state visits and meetings are meant for the sole purpose of receiving foreign aid pledges. The recent heated debate on a trans-Himalayan economic corridor passing through China, Nepal and India is one prime example.
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The Election Observation Mission Report (EOM) released by the European Union (EU) last March became the ‘boiling pot’ among the Kathmandu ruling circle.
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During the 2015 blockade, KP Oli’s diplomatic efforts to balance against New Delhi by inviting Beijing to Nepal proved to be especially fruitful. However, it also brought myriads of issues, with international relations pundits saying that Indian moves in Nepal in the future would be ‘silent and more hostile’.
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