As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organizing a ‘Talk Series’ dedicated to veteran diplomat Prof Yadu Nath Khanal, the contemporary foreign policymakers are expected to be pragmatic and pursue the path shown by Prof Khanal such that Nepal can execute sensible diplomacy ahead.

While Nepali politicians remain motivated by personal gain, they have kept the great powers off balance. Nepal’s political uncertainties, and the record of multiple leaders shifting their priorities and relationships, have created difficulties for either great power to establish firm linkages with Kathmandu.

Maintaining a delicate balance between the immediate and extended neighborhood is the best way for Nepal to realize its national interest objectives.

Situation today is even if a glaring foreign intervention happens to remove Oli from power, there is going to be a celebration, it is going to be interpreted as done for the sake of the country.

Post-pandemic geopolitics

October 10, 2020 06:00 am

In 2030, COVID-19 looks just as unpleasant as the Great Influenza of 1918-20 looked from 1930, and with similar limited long-term geopolitical effects.

Rare earths made headlines again in 2019, when China indicated that it might “weaponize” them in its trade dispute with the US.

Geopolitics of Holocaust Memory

February 5, 2020 08:05 am

PARIS – The 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army is an occasion marked by angst as well as sadness. Anti-Semitism is back with a vengeance around the world, as if the lessons of the Holocaust had evaporated with time—or, even worse, had never been fully integrated into our collective consciousness.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: At a time when a section of political leaders in the country are opposing the implementation of projects under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant of the United States over suspicions that it could be tantamount to joining a US-led military alliance, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi has said that China welcomes any kind of assistance to Nepal if it is meant for helping Nepal economically.

Ten most significant world events in 2019

December 31, 2019 18:26 pm

UNITED STATES, Dec 31: The US-based think tank Council on Foreign Relations has released a list of the top ten world events of 2019. The list is in ascending order:

KATHMANDU, March 18: European Union has said that it wishes to be not only a development partner of Nepal but also a political partner.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Experts from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka on Tuesday highlighted contemporary security and economic challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

Geopolitics of religion

November 26, 2018 01:30 am

The risk of proselytizing Christians is perhaps a ruse to cover secularist versus Hindutva geopolitical contestations between Beijing and New Delhi

Geopolitics of exclusion

February 25, 2018 00:28 am

As Nepali Gorkhas serve in Indian Army, Nepal is worried if they will be deployed to fight against China.

Geopolitics of energy

November 5, 2017 00:30 am

United States has become the so-called swing producer capable of balancing supply and demand in global hydrocarbon markets.

New geopolitics of Europe

July 2, 2017 00:15 am

Europe’s big problem, contrary to what many critics have claimed, has not been “too much Germany.” It has been “too little France”

Victim of geopolitics

May 1, 2017 00:25 am

Neither India nor Pakistan will gain in the long run by SAARC’s death or even by keeping it on life support

Geopolitics 2.0

April 27, 2017 01:30 am

The foreign policy of independent India is no different to that of East India Company it has come to despite so much of late.

Geopolitics of poverty

August 11, 2016 00:35 am

Of course, we have a lot to blame ourselves for endemic poverty but could it be that we are poor because our neighbors want us poor and dependent?