Stories By 'SHAMBHU RAM SIMKHADA'
The making, unmaking and re-making of Nepal’s foreign policy over the years
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In the fascinating book, What If by Robert Cowley, the world’s leading historians imagine what might have been different from what we see today if a certain event had or had not happened.
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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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