My Republica

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

December 6, 2018 01:30 AM

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

October 10, 2018 14:38 PM

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

October 4, 2018 01:30 AM

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

September 13, 2018 00:20 AM

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

August 20, 2018 01:00 AM

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

August 6, 2018 01:00 AM

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

July 19, 2018 01:30 AM

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

July 2, 2018 01:00 AM

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