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Prakash Chandra Lohani

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Erosion of political capital

Published On: May 7, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

The present economic model of Nepal has a number of interesting structural characteristics. First, it focuses on imports. The government gets most of its revenue from import which is the basis for financing public expenditure, mostly regular expenditure necessary for the functioning of the state. In an import-based revenue structure, there is an embedded incentive to maintain luxury imports.

Balance in a turbulent world

Published On: April 16, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

The Trump administration in the US has come up with the Indo-Pacific doctrine which in many ways is a restatement of Barak Obama’s pivot to Asia, known as the rebalance doctrine. Both doctrines are of the same origin and carry a shadow of the famous Thucydides trap that was popularized by Harvard Professor Graham Allison in the 1990s.

The stability doctrine

Published On: February 27, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

The values the government is projecting from its actions encourage dishonesty and deception and give little space for honesty, efficiency and integrity in bureaucracy

How ruling class is bankrupting nation

Published On: October 28, 2018 02:00 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

In a democracy where money is increasingly becoming an important ingredient for electoral success, the government seems at times virtually powerless

The American identity

Published On: July 29, 2018 12:10 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

Recently I was in San Francisco to attend a meeting of Non Resident Nepalis (NRN). While in the hotel lobby I met an old friend, Mahesh, a high tech professional and a naturalized American citizen of Nepali origin.  Our conversation centered on an incident that reflects in many ways the present political commotion in the US.

Shared concern, shared prosperity

Published On: May 9, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

India should examine the relevance of some assumptions of ‘Nehru doctrine’ and build a new paradigm of shared concern and shared prosperity with Nepal

Dissecting Nepali economy

Published On: May 1, 2018 12:47 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

The current debate on state of economy presented by white paper is largely suggestive of whether to see the glass half full or half empty

Trump-Kim tango

Published On: March 27, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

The dictator of a small impoverished country is the center of attention of the whole world with all eyes eager to watch the “historic” handshake between Kim and Trump

Oli’s challenges

Published On: December 27, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Prakash Chandra Lohani

Oli will have to convince Indian establishment that a politically strong and prosperous Nepal is the best guarantee of safeguarding India’s interests.