China’s Mission to Nepal Gains Traction
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China’s Mission to Nepal Gains Traction

There can be no two opinions that China has huge stakes in Nepal’s stability. The leitmotif of the visit to Kathmandu by the delegation from the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee led by the vice-minister of the international department of the Central Committee Guo Yenzhou needs no explanation.  Historically, external powers have used Nepal’s porous…

China’s Silk Road Of Health Appears In South Asia
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China’s Silk Road Of Health Appears In South Asia

A virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal on July 27 becomes the third vector of Beijing’s ‘Silk Road of Health’ diplomacy in Asia. A Xinhua report on the event said China proposed that the four countries should “consolidate consensus of solidarity against COVID-19, carry out joint cooperation mechanism on…

Modi Can’t Put the Genie of Indian Jingoism Back in the Bottle
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Modi Can’t Put the Genie of Indian Jingoism Back in the Bottle

Prime Minister Modi released the genie of Indian jingoism after coming to power six years ago, irresponsibly hoping that the state-sponsored cultivation of hyper-nationalist sentiment would lead to the false domestic perception of the country as the “superpower” that it claims to be, which has actually been more successful than he planned since the indoctrinated…

The US’ Millennium Challenge Corporation Could Reshape Nepal’s Geostrategic Role
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The US’ Millennium Challenge Corporation Could Reshape Nepal’s Geostrategic Role

The extremely geostrategic state of Nepal is in a conundrum over whether to respect the previous government’s agreement to accept a $500 million “grant” from the US’ “Millennium Challenge Corporation” despite concerns that it could permanently undermine the country’s sovereignty, but backing out of the deal several years after it was first made and especially…

India’s Hybrid War on Nepal Backfired by Creating a Geopolitical Nightmare
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India’s Hybrid War on Nepal Backfired by Creating a Geopolitical Nightmare

India’s five-year-long Hybrid War on Nepal failed to return the increasingly independent landlocked country to its former status as an Indian puppet state, having instead created a geopolitical nightmare for New Delhi with obvious David vs. Goliath optics that are poised to ruin the aspiring Great Power’s reputation for years to come. *** The Kalapani…