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Gaurav Bhattarai

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Redefining neutrality

Published On: July 16, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

What are the new markers of Nepal’s neutrality when Nepali leaders are redefining Nepal as a bridge between India and China?

Beyond neighborhood

Published On: February 22, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

Going beyond neighborhood will help free Nepal from clutches of geopolitical vulnerabilities and lessens our asymmetric dependence on neighbors

Appeasing neighbors

Published On: October 24, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

Fragile internal politics combined with complex geopolitics oblige every political leader in Nepal to try to appease India and China.

Equidistance revisited

Published On: June 21, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

Equidistance indicates maneuvering of small states like Nepal while dealing with big powers like India and China

Train of thought

Published On: May 16, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

The train will bring cheap Chinese goods. But will we then send it back empty on its return leg?

Roads not taken

Published On: April 26, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

BCIM will lessen Nepal’s dependence on India by giving it direct access to markets beyond India

No small concern

Published On: March 27, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

Some Chinese scholars openly claim that Nepal’s strategic location provides an advantage to China

OBOR: Economic or strategic?

Published On: March 7, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

Nepal could join OBOR for the strategic purpose of asserting her sovereign rights and for enacting her policy of equidistance

Marginal interest

Published On: February 22, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

There has in the past been no palpable shift in India’s larger Nepal policy even with government change in UP or Bihar

Kautilayan diplomacy

Published On: February 7, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been applying the four famous tactics of Kautilya with abandon

Bridge to where?

Published On: January 26, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

We should convince our neighbors that Nepal doesn’t see trilateral cooperation as a strategic concept, but as an economic and socio-cultural phenomenon