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Sustainability of Federalism in Nepal

Federalism is a system of government that distributes power between the Central government and the regional bodies.1 Most of the countries in the world have adopted federalism for it helps them in bridging the gap between the government an....

India-China military standoff: What next?

The India-China military stand-off has worsened in the last few days. Each side has blamed the other for the current round of tensions. In a pre-emptive move, the Indian forces occupied important heights in the Rezin La/Rechin La area on its side of ....

चीनी विदेश मंत्री की यूरोप यात्रा: जनसम्पर्क की असफल कवायद

चीन के विदेश मंत्री वांग यी ने 25 अगस्त से 1 सितम्बर तक यूरोप का दौरा किया। उनकी यह यात्रा कुछ चुन....

India-China Face Off- Has China Committed a Faux Pas?

China has committed a grave error in triggering a military confrontation in Ladakh. It has underestimated the Indian resolve to stand up to its bullying tactics. Doklam should have been a warning to China that its military efforts to gain territorial....

Pulwama Charge Sheet: Lessons for Future

On Aug 25, 2020, NIA (National Investigation Agency) filed the charge sheet in the Pulwama fidayeen attack in Jammu court, after 16 months of rigorous and intensive investigation (The Print, Aug. 25, 2020). NIA's charge sheet, a bulky document....

The Shifting Strategic Connotations of Line(s) of Control

The Line of Control (LOC), the Line of Actual Control (LAC) hereinafter the LINES, and the Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, are denoted by huge dissimilarities, as chalk and cheese. The 772....

Myanmar Round Up: August 2020

August 2020 marked significant developments in Myanmar’s political process. The fourth “21st-Century Panglong Conference” was concluded, which was stalled since 2018. The government officials and military leaders along with ten Ethnic Armed Org....

Visit of Czech Senate President to Taiwan

The visit of the Czech Senate president to Taiwan has drawn sharp comments from China. Mr. Milos Vystrcil in his address to the Taiwanese Parliament on 1st September declared ‘I am a Taiwanese’. The expression of empathy with the Taiwanese people....

A Perspective on the Senkaku Islands Dispute

The dispute over the Senkaku/ Diaoyu Islands comprising five uninhabited islands and three rocks totalling seven square kilometres in the East China Sea is often understated as a simple sovereignty dispute or a resource conflict. It may, in fact, be ....

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