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Wither Nepal-India Ties Under Modi II Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Purushottam Dhakal, LOS ANGELES: The re-election of Narendra Damodardas Modi as the Prime Minister of India could mark the beginning of several things on the foreign policy front vis-a-vis the immediate neighbors, including Nepal that go on to reshape the foreign policy in ways it restores Indian..

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Indo-Pacific Strategy vs. Belt and Road Initiative Friday, May 17th, 2019

Dr. Narad Bharadwaj, KATHMANDU: Small developing countries of South Asia and South-East Asia are struggling to craft their course of survival and economic prosperity without impinging on the strategic sensitivities of big powers contending for geo-strategic space and alternative visions for peace,..

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Nepal’s Trade deficit jumps up 24 per cent Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Krishna Raj Gautam, KATHMANDU: Nepal has seen ballooning trade deficit of billions of rupees annually as it failed to adopt export-oriented economic policy. As per the preliminary statistics released by Trade and Export Promotion Centre, the trade deficit has now reached to Rs 887 billion..

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BRI shared benefits through development and common prosperity Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Ritu Raj Subedi, KATHMANDU: Centuries ago, on the backs of camels and by ship, through sun-scorched deserts and turbulent waves, merchants and explorers travelled back and forth along the ancient land and maritime Silk Road and galvanized trade and contact between East and West. Today, China,..

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Can the Belt and Road Become a Trap for China? Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Critics often claim that China is using its massive “Belt and Road Initiative” as a form of coercive “debt-trap diplomacy” to exert control over the countries..