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Kamal Dev Bhattarai

The author is editor of, operated by Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ). He writes on foreign policy, media and development issues

Reframing foreign policy

Published On: December 6, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Kamal Dev Bhattarai

The government is constitutionally obliged to take measures to recalibrate Nepal’s foreign policy. It should bring detailed vision for this without delay

The importance of think tanks in public policy in Nepal

Published On: October 10, 2018 02:38 PM NPT By: Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Think tanks in Nepal are either inactive or ineffective due to the lack of sufficient financial resources for their functioning. Even though some are receiving support from the donor agencies, they are not capable of independent functioning.

Dahal’s Delhi drift

Published On: October 4, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Kamal Dev Bhattarai

At this point of time, Pushpa Kamal Dahal is seeking New Delhi’s support to ascend to power, while New Delhi is seeking Dahal’s support to minimize China’s influence in Nepal

Bungling on diplomacy

Published On: September 13, 2018 12:20 AM NPT By: Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Our politicians rarely care about diplomatic protocol. They are always ready to meet any foreign guests and speak about foreign policy issues without considering long-term implications

Deepen ties with Bangladesh

Published On: August 20, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Trilateral cooperation between Nepal, Bangladesh and India can be established for connectivity. This will be beneficial for all three countries

Fresh hope in South Asia

Published On: August 6, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Kamal Dev Bhattarai

With new and fresh leadership in South Asian countries, there are hopes that initiatives will be taken to revive SAARC and resolve regional issues

Rise of China in Nepal

Published On: July 19, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Kamal Dev Bhattarai

In the last 10 years, India is gradually losing its influence in Nepal while Chinese influence has increased at all levels

Beyond India and China

Published On: July 2, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Apart from reaching out to China and India, the government should enhance relation with Western as well as Middle Eastern countries