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Deplatforming Germaine Greer Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The flexibility of English, and thriving sign that it is not a dead language, permits repeated atrocities to be committed in the name of new terms. We are told that what is new is supposedly good, a sign of evolution. More accurately, such terms simply describe an old phenomenon, giving the false..

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The Limits of Nepal’s China Outreach Monday, September 17th, 2018

Two years after signing their historic Transit and Transport Agreement, Nepal and China have finalized the much-awaited protocol of the treaty, paving the way for Nepal to use Chinese ports for trade. In March 2016, when Nepal was recovering from 2015’s double-whammy of a major earthquake and..

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China and the SEA in the Asia’s Troubled waters Sunday, September 16th, 2018

The never ending disputes over a semi-enclosed sea, the South-China Sea (SCS) was culminated in the consensus between the Philippines and China in bringing the case before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). While the PCA under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS..

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Nepal: A Country in Transition review: Waiting for stability Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Dwarika Nath Dhungel and Madan Kumar Dahal began with an ambitious goal — of producing a comprehensive account of a country that has been in a democratic transition for nearly seven decades. The chapters dealing with the social structure of Nepali Society and corruption, ‘the bane of Nepali..

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LIBERATION MOVEMENT OF TIBET NEED GREATER VIGOUR Friday, September 14th, 2018

With the characteristic arrogance that aggressors are known to exhibit, Chinese premier Li Keqiang has said that Tibet is inseparable part of China’s “sacred” territory. It is not clear as to what the Chinese premier meant when he used the term sacred territory while referring to the present..

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Doctrines of Impunity: John Bolton and the ICC Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The Trump administration’s national security advisor John Bolton has never been a fan of international law, a concept he has found, at best, rubbery. Any institution supposedly guided by its spirit was bound to draw the ire of both his temper and temperament. Before members of the Federalist..

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The Natural Enemy: Serena Williams and the Sporting Umpire Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Should it matter this much? A wealthy, successful individual expressed fury at the most popular object of vitriol in any sport. The umpire or referee is only ever neutral in the eyes of a falsely contrived standard: that someone must be objective, neutral and mindful of enforcing the rules of the..

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Tory Kafuffles: Boris Johnson, Brexit and Suicide Vests Monday, September 10th, 2018

The next blow in Boris Johnson’s chapter of political suicide has been made: a piece in the Mail on Sunday which supplied him ample room to take yet another shot at the ghostly British prime minister, Theresa May. There was nothing new in it; everybody knew what Johnson’s views were, and the..

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Trump’s Mission of Distraction: Finding the Anonymous Author Sunday, September 9th, 2018

The Trump presidency has proven to be a set of publicity driven punctuations and blows, riddled by distractions contrived and accidental. Controversy and accusation characterise the next revelation, the next announcement that might throw journalists off the scent, confounded enemies off the trail...

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Traditional Fantasies: US designs on Venezuela Friday, September 7th, 2018

The irresistible allure of invasion and interference has never been far from US law makers. The imperium needs its regular feed and what a feed it has been over the decades, notably within the sphere of influence discomfortingly termed Washington’s backyard. The current US president has shown..

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Ralph Nader: Letter To President Donald Trump – OpEd Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Dear President Trump, There is a double peril for consumer safety and our national security for you to ponder during your Labor Day vacation. First, the New York Times reported that China is withholding samples of a dangerous flu virus—the lethal H7N9 avian flu—from U.S. health authorities. A..

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Nepal-China transit agreement protocol in final phase

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the government officials from Nepal and China to finalize the transit and transport agreement protocol between the two countries kicked off in the capital city Thursday. The discussion moving ahead in a positive manner, said head of the Nepali delegation and Joint..

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Casting Kavanaugh: The Trump Supreme Court Drama Friday, September 21st, 2018

Stage set Washington. Object: adulterating power. The arm of government: the judiciary. That particular group of high ranking paladins remains up in the air as US..