Europe’s futile search for Franco-German leadership

Published On: October 20, 2020 02:34 AM NPT By: Josef Joffe

No European leader will ever fail to appeal to Europe’s common destiny. But in the EU’s case, “unity” is often the opposite of “agency,” the capacity to act as a whole.

Will war with Covid-19 make a better state?

Published On: October 19, 2020 05:59 AM NPT By: Sarans Pandey

Nepal is already at war with the Covid-19 pandemic. Could this scenario be enough to propel us towards adopting a better and more efficient administrative regime?

Little England’s big COVID problem

Published On: October 19, 2020 03:54 AM NPT By: Mary Fitzgerald and Peter Geoghegan

Whereas many of our European neighbors—notably Italy—are now performing far better in the fight against the virus, Britain more closely resembles the pandemic-stricken United States.

The key to the productivity puzzle

Published On: October 17, 2020 06:08 AM NPT By: Diane Coyle

The challenge for researchers and policymakers is to understand exactly what coordination is needed to increase productivity, and what actions can achieve this.

Where is the rage against injustice?

Published On: October 17, 2020 04:45 AM NPT By: Hisila Yami

My question after reading Sangita Khadka’s “Yuddhaka Ti Din”: Why are the journalists, who were committed for progressive change and who sacrificed for the revolution, silent when the incumbent government is failing the people and the country?

Nepal’s relations with India and China are independent of each other

Published On: October 16, 2020 07:10 AM NPT By: Dinesh Bhattarai

Nepal must work to avoid becoming a pawn at the hands of either of its two neighbors or going against them to please any powers.

How cancel culture is taking toll on reputation of celebrities

Published On: October 16, 2020 03:47 AM NPT By: Ameesha Rayamajhi

Cancel culture functions on bandwagon and mob mentality. Even baseless accusations on innocent people are sensationalized for the clout, often by third parties.

Strategic rivalry in Bay of Bengal region

Published On: October 15, 2020 05:19 AM NPT By: Angana Guha Roy

Bay of Bengal is now a critical theater for economic and strategic competition. It has always been a connector between South and Southeast Asia but now it is the focal point for competing connectivity initiatives.

At 75, FAO is as relevant as ever

Published On: October 15, 2020 04:09 AM NPT By: QU Dongyu

The UN’s food agency was born in the wake of catastrophe. Three-quarters of a century later, its mission has been made more relevant to the world at large by another global scourge.

The logic of Sino-Western détente

Published On: October 14, 2020 05:55 AM NPT By: Jim O’Neill

It seems only reasonable that we should adopt a broader “optimization framework” for understanding and managing relations between China and the West.