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#4563, 14 July 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Federalism and Nepal: Internal Differences

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the debate on federalism in Nepal and the difference in the narratives between marginalised communities and the high hill elites
#4533, 30 June 2014
Nepal and Ethnic Federalism: The Insufficiency of the Maoist Model
Subin Nepal cautions against state restructuring motivated by quick money-making and the possibility of a strong electorate
#4525, 23 June 2014
IPCS Book Review
Nepal: Globalisation and Identity Politics

Sohan Prasad Sha says that the diverse case studies presented in the book tend to blur the conceptualisation of 'belonging'
#4490, 3 June 2014
India and its Neighbourhood
Modi Sets a Regional Agenda

Jayadev Ranade looks at the strategic implications of according priority to India’s neighbourhood
#4486, 2 June 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Modi and Nepal-India Relations

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the potential implications for the India-Nepal bilateral under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
#4472, 29 May 2014
India and its Neighbourhood
Fresh Air of Rapprochement

Shujaat Bukhari commments on Narendra Modi's invite to the heads of SAARC countries to his swearing-in ceremony
#4464, 21 May 2014
A Neighbourhood Strategy for Modi
Region by Sub-regions

D Suba Chandran writes about the need for New Delhi to prioritise and invest in South Asia, and use its own sub-regions as a positive tool and leverage
#4422, 5 May 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Nepal: Challenges to Constitution-Making

Pramod Jaiswal looks at the impediments that the major political parties have to deal with in order to deliver a constitution for Nepal 
#4382, 7 April 2014
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
#4319, 3 March 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Chinese Inroads to Nepal

Pramod Jaiswal tracks the steady rise of the Sino-Indian struggle for influence over Nepal
#4288, 3 February 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Constituent Assembly-II: Rifts Emerging

Pramod Jaiswal comments on the political scenario in Nepal post elections
#4269, 20 January 2014
IPCS Debate
Expanse of Federalism: South Asia Sui Generis?

D Suba Chandran responds to PR Chari's commentary on the nature of Indian federalism
#4265, 20 January 2014
South Asian Dialectic
Limits of Federalism

PR Chari explains the domestic and internal factors in South Asia that have an impact on federal principles
#4243, 10 January 2014
Year in Review
Nepal 2013: Constituent Assembly Elections

Uddhab Pyakurel explains three major developments within Nepal during 2013
#4236, 6 January 2014
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
#4217, 13 December 2013
Nepal Elections 2013
Five Things that Went Wrong

Sisir Devkota on the political problems faced in the course of elections
UN Under-Secretary General to visit Nepal on Monday
Business Standard, 18 July 2014
A top UN official will arrive here on a two-day visit on Monday to get a first-hand information on the political situation in Nepal and the progress made in writing the country's constitution. Herve Ladsous, Under-Secretary General and Head of the...

Nepal, India decide to set up boundary working group
Business Standard, 15 July 2014
In a significant development, Nepal and India have agreed to set up a boundary working group at the surveyors-general level in order to settle some boundary issues, including Susta and Kalapani, and maintain and renovate border pillars.According to...

Thousands of border pillars missing on Nepal, Bhutan borders
Zee News, 6 July 2014
New Delhi: More than 2,700 border pillars along India's open border with Nepal have either gone "missing" or are "damaged", setting alarm bells ringing in the internal security establishment of the country.  The condition...

Nepal, India begin security talks
Business Standard, 6 July 2014
Nepal's request for supply of arms and military stores and equipment from India was expected to figure prominently in talks on security issues between the two close neighbours that began here SundayThe two-day 11th meeting of the Nepal-India Bilateral...

Thousands of border pillars missing on Nepal, Bhutan borders
Business Standard, 6 July 2014
More than 2,700 border pillars along India's open border with Nepal have either gone "missing" or are "damaged", setting alarm bells ringing in the internal security establishment of the country. The condition of these crucial...

Modi may announce huge economic package for Nepal during his trip
Times of India, 5 July 2014
KATHMANDU: India is expected to announce a major economic assistance package for Nepal during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the country. India's ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Saturday met Nepal's finance minister Ram...

Nepal, Bangladesh beat India in mother and child care
Hindustan Times, 1 July 2014
Ten countries, including Nepal and Bangladesh in South Asia, have dramatically reduced mother and child deaths within two decades despite social and political challenges.Action in just these 10 "fast-track" countries - Bangladesh, Cambodia,...

Narendra Modi govt to advance neighbourhood priority policy
Business Standard, 29 June 2014
In line with the new government's commitment to give priority to neighbouring countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Nepal later next month. The External Affairs Minister, who chose Bangladesh for her first official foreign...

High level Nepalese military delegation visiting Sri Lanka
Colombo Page, 26 June 2014
June 26, Colombo: A high level four-member military delegation of the Nepalese Army has arrived in Sri Lanka to learn about the welfare structure of the Sri Lanka Army, the Army said.The Nepalese delegation arrived Wednesday is headed by the Chief of...

Nepal seeks more foreign investments in hydropower sector
Business Standard, 26 June 2014
Energy-starved Nepal today called for increased FDI from South Asian nations, including India, in its hydropower sector to fulfill its domestic needs and optimum utilisation of the country's water resources.  Minister for Energy Radha...

 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 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
Sohan Prasad Sha reviews
Globalisation and Identity Politics: Contesting Ideas

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