HONG KONG – Former US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s new book The Room Where It Happened bills itself as “the most comprehensive and substantial account” of President Donald Trump’s administration. And, indeed, it has quickly become a critical resource for those seeking to understand Trump. But, despite Bolton’s juicy revelations about Trump’s conduct of foreign policy (which his administration tried in vain to keep off bookshelves), the book does little to answer the fundamental question facing the US: Is its current foreign-policy muddle Trump’s fault, or the result of something deeper and more structural?
LONDON – I recently re-read and reflected on everything I have written for Project Syndicate since the start of this year. Two commentaries, in particular, stood out. In January, I suggested that without a new surge in productivity, the world would struggle to achieve the same level of economic growth in the 2020s as it did in previous decades.
KATHMANDU, August 9: As construction work is underway to establish a War Memorial Park in Kirtipur to relive the history of the famous war between Kirtipur and Gorkha soldiers, there are differences among the local people in Kirtipur as to how should they depict the war. At the heart of this dispute is who should be displayed as victorious.
SINGAPORE, June 11: U.S. and North Korean officials were in talks in Singapore on Monday in a late bid to narrow differences before their leaders hold an unprecedented summit meeting aimed at finding ways to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Leaders of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Tuesday tried unsuccessfully to hammer out a power sharing deal for Province 2 as the two tarai-centric parties begun formal talks that could possibly lead to the formation of the only provincial government without the left alliance.
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: In order to promote the idea of religious harmony, a silent play titled ‘Mukti’ was enacted by Abiral- The Arts Group at Hotel Himalaya, Kupandole, Lalitpur on Friday. Altogether 11 artists showcased the play portraying the fundamental roles of religious leaders in raising their voices against social malpractices performed in the name of religious faith.
KATMANDU, Oct 17: Serious differences have emerged within the political parties over candidacy nominations under the Proportional Representation (PR) category. Many leaders of major political parties have expressed dissatisfaction with the party leadership over their not informing rival factions about candidates fielded under PR.
Nepal is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-caste country. Being born and brought up in Kathmandu, I had little opportunity to visit places outside the valley. I was unaware of the diverse cultures and traditions that we have across the nation.
PARIS, July 13: President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, are looking to set aside differences on trade and climate change and find common ground as they meet Thursday ahead of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris.
KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the fast-track road would play a historical role in linking the minds and heart of the Tarai, hills and mountains in the country.