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China’s Moment in Nepal: Implications for India Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

If the winner in the recent Nepal elections, the Left alliance, wanted to send out a message that it would follow a “balanced” foreign policy, then surely its leader Khadga Prasad (KP) Sharma Oli, has a strange way of demonstrating this. In a surprise move, Oli visited the border with China in..

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Decode Trump To Halt His Access To US Nuclear Codes – OpEd Monday, December 4th, 2017

The future of the world and of humanity is at the mercy of a lunatic. His name is Donald Trump, and he alone has access to the U.S. nuclear codes. Before he does something rash and irreversible with those codes, it is imperative to decode Donald, taking the necessary steps to remove this power from..

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China’s Belt and Road Comes to Nepal Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Thanks to a recently signed memorandum of understanding between Nepal and China, Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been discussed as a possible alternative gateway for Nepali access to China, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. Nepal, so far connected to world trade through the southern..

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Murder in Suburbia Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A teenage girl from my hometown in Northern Virginia, a girl identified most prominently as a Muslim, has reportedly been murdered with a baseball bat. We do not know and may never know whether prominent promotion of hatred toward Muslims contributed. The question of whether this was a “hate..

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The Democratic Party’s Death Spiral – OpEd Saturday, May 13th, 2017

The Democratic Party is in a death spiral that it cannot escape. The debacle continues with members of Congress singing lyrics, “Hey Hey Hey Good-bye,” from an old song. The juvenile display showed that they are up to their old tricks. They are again counting on Republican unpopularity to..

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Nepal crisis: solution likely but concerns remain

By Pratim Ranjan Bose, KOLKATA: The good news is the five-month-long anti-constitution Madhesi agitation in the plains of Nepal, bordering the States of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, may be resolved in a month, leading to resumption of normal trade through the Raxaul (Bihar)-Birgunj (Nepal)..

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Globalising the Christchurch Shootings: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Gallipoli and Invasion Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Never let a bloody and opportune crisis pass. In New Zealand, there is talk about gun reform after attacks on two Christchurch mosques left fifty dead. There have been..