Recently, I had the privilege of listening to Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri who coursed a journey of 70 years of India’s diplomatic relation with Nepal within a time span of one hour. His charismatic presentation captivated the audience, with frequent bursts of laughter.
Human birth comes with inherent affiliations not just to the family that the individual is born into, but also to the society that the child will later be a part of. The aggregation of people living within a certain geographic region creates a web of networks so intertwined that a mere whisper at one end can set off vibrations at another.
NEW YORK – History at any moment can be understood as a snapshot, telling us where we are, or as a moving picture, telling us not just where we are but where we have been and where we may be headed. It is a distinction with an enormous difference.
All problems are global but their solutions are local. Believe it or not, most of the problems we are facing today are caused by various phenomena for which we are responsible including haphazard use of insecticides that is very hazardous to public health. It becomes more concerning when vegetables that enter our kitchen on a daily basis are infested with insecticides that pose serious challenge to our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Since the restoration of democracy, Nepali interest groups are quite vocal on our foreign affairs matters. Media and independent scholars are no different. So they keep telling us that Nepal’s foreign relation should be more dynamic, our foreign policy should be redefined in changed regional or global geo-political paradigm, so on and so forth.
A follow-up interaction session between National Planning Commission (NPC), attended by a senior member of the commission, and Nepal Policy Institute (NPI) was held in Bangkok on May 29 this year. During the session, NPI recalled priority issues which were proposed as development planning goals in areas of (1) food security, for Nepal’s imports of basic food items have not abated (2) lifting restrictions on foreign direct investment and (3) inducting economic diplomacy as top foreign policy instrument.
NEW DELHI – Fifty years after astronauts first walked on the Moon, space wars have gone from Hollywood fantasy to looming threat. Not content with possessing enough nuclear weapons to wipe out all life on Earth many times over, major powers are rapidly militarizing space. Given the world’s increasing reliance on space-based assets, the risks are enormous.