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Articles are short 800-850-word commentaries that provide a more analytical view of issues currently in the news.
Himalayan Frontier
Nepal's Restful Prime Minister

Pramod Jaiswal writes why it is necessary that Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, speeds up his actions towards getting the governance structures up and running

Himalayan Frontier
Chinese Inroads to Nepal

Pramod Jaiswal tracks the steady rise of the Sino-Indian struggle for influence over Nepal

Himalayan Frontier
Constituent Assembly-II: Rifts Emerging

Pramod Jaiswal comments on the political scenario in Nepal post elections

IPCS Debate
Expanse of Federalism: South Asia Sui Generis?

D Suba Chandran responds to PR Chari's commentary on the nature of Indian federalism

South Asian Dialectic
Limits of Federalism

PR Chari explains the domestic and internal factors in South Asia that have an impact on federal principles

Year in Review
Nepal 2013: Constituent Assembly Elections

Uddhab Pyakurel explains three major developments within Nepal during 2013

Himalayan Frontier
Nepal: The Crisis over Proportional Representation and the RPP Divide

Pramod Jaiswal comments on the current crisis over proportional representation and the split within the RPP

Nepal Elections 2013
Five Things that Went Wrong

Sisir Devkota on the political problems faced in the course of elections

Seminar Report
Nepal Elections 2013: Return of NC and UML, and the Fall of Maoists and Madhes Parties

Sisir Devkota reports on the proceedings of the discussion

Nepal Elections 2013
The Fall of Maoists

Sisir Devkota looks at why the party’s popularity has been undermined

Four Indians arrested in Nepal
IANS, 19 April 2014
Kathmandu, April 19 (IANS) Nepal police have apprehended four Indians from Nepalgunj along the India-Nepal border on Friday evening with a huge cache of foreign currency while they were trying to board a Kathmandu-bound flight at the local airport....

Nepal, India and Bhutan agree on new transboundary landscape for Hindu Kush
Republica, 17 April 2014
KATHMANDU, April 17 : Nepal, India and Bhutan have formally reached an agreement to include a new cross-boundary landscape covering parts of eastern Nepal, Sikkim and the northern parts of West Bengal in India as Kangchenjunga landscape in the Hindu...

Asia should look within itself: Forum
Chinadaily, 13 April 2014
Asia's distinctive cultural resources can propel the development of the continent's businesses, and the region's cultural diversity can provide new ideas and opportunities for Asian economic integration.

18 persons from PaK detained at Nepal border
Rising Kashmir, 12 April 2014
Maharajganj (UP), April 12: At least 18 persons from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) were detained by security men when they were trying to enter India via Nepal from Sonauli border in Mahrajganj District of Uttar Pradesh, SSB sources said today.The...

Bomb-making devices recovered
Himalayan Times, 5 April 2014
ROLPA: Police have found a cache of raw materials used to make ammunition, including bombs, in a cave at Rangkot VDC-2, Rolpa. They made public the stuffs, recovered yesterday on the basis of a tip-off, at a press meet held at the district police office...

Bangladesh, Nepal helped India nab IM top guns
Hindustan Times, 2 April 2014
Waqas, an alleged bomb expert with the IM believed to be a resident of Punjab, Pakistan, had slipped into Bangladesh soon after IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal's arrest. "Bhatkal was nabbed after IB's Patna unit got a tip off," a senior...

Nepal plans to host SAARC summit in November 2014
Daily News & Analysis, 31 March 2014
The Nepal government has decided to host the 18th SAARC summit November 2014 this year. "Even though our government has fixed the date for holding the summit for this year, the chosen date is yet to be approved by the SAARC members," Minister...

Nepal woos Indian investors for hydro projects
Times of India, 26 March 2014
BANGALORE: In a bid to woo Indian investors, senior delegates from Nepal visited Karnataka on Tuesday, showcasing the potentials in the hydropower sector. B P Lamsal, Minister (Economic), Embassy of Nepal, said Indian investors have a huge opportunity...

Nepal, India to increase border security ahead of polls
Mizo News, 25 March 2014
Kathmandu: Officials from Nepal and India have agreed to intensify vigilance along the 1,850-km porous border between the two countries to keep criminal elements at bay in view of the parliamentary elections to be held in India April-May.At a meeting...

India economic reforms affect Nepal
The China Post, 18 March 2014
In recent times, the state of the world economy has been a decisive factor affecting the fortunes of developing countries in general and least developed landlocked countries like Nepal in particular. The world economy has been witnessing a declining...

 Terrorism / Nepal
Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Caught in the India-China Rivalry: Policy Options for Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal
Issue Brief 249
Peace Audit Nepal
Special Report 146
The Failed States Index (FSI) Report: A Critique
IPCS Debate
Special Report 145
China and its Peripheries: Securing Nepal in South Asia
Jigme Yeshe Lama
Issue Brief 232
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
Conference Report 42
Energy and Environmental Security: A Regional Dialogue (Final Report)
Conference Report 36
Security Net: Nuclear Risk Reduction in Southern Asia
Lydia Walker & Annie Siris Coombs
Special Report 101
Indo-Nepal Relations: Transitional Phase, Testing Times
Padmaja Murthy
Issue Brief 136
Armed Conflicts in South Asia, 2009
Edited by Rekha Chakravarthi
Conference Report 15
Failure or Functional Anarchy?: Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 100
In a Weak State: Status and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) in Nepal
Oliver Housden
Research Paper 20
Nepal: A Failing State or a State in Transition?
Oliver Housden
Research Paper 19
Nepal: Where Do We Go From Here?
Issue Brief 30
The Crisis in Nepal
Nishchal N Pandey
Issue Brief 26
The Crisis in Nepal: Implications for India
Issue Brief 20
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2012: Uneasy Stasis and Fragile Peace
D. Suba Chandran and P.R. Chari
New Delhi: Routledge India
Book reviews
Sangeeta Thapliyal reviews
Restoring Democracy in Nepal

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