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India has multiple and at times contradictory goals in its relations with Nepal. One is to bring political stability to South Asia’s poorest and arguably most divided country so that it does not slip back into civil war.

 

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s statement on the eve of his five-day state visit to India revealed the anxieties Nepal’s political order harbours about the country’s constitution.

 
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Donald Trump has made Pakistan happy. Not least because he has finally found the country on a map and now feels sufficiently confident to address us directly, as opposed to relying upon a coterie of lackeys to do the talking for him.

 
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The contours of Pakistan-US relations in the Trump era are beginning to take shape with the announcement of the US president’s new Afghan policy.

 

While announcing his government’s new strategy on Afghan war, United States President Donald Trump went on a tirade against Pakistan. Trump’s outbursts certainly reflected poorly on the performance of those responsible for managing Pakistan’s diplomacy. 

 

Nepal’s relative underdevelopment mimics the paradox of an “irresistible force meeting an immovable object” where the compelling potential of a uniquely attractive country sits under-utilised.

 
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United States President Donald Trump’s warnings to Pakistan in his policy statement on Afghanistan notwithstanding, recent visits of two US military delegations to Pakistan confirm that those overseeing US’ Afghan policy before Trump’s arrival in the Oval Office know quite well that there is no endgame in troubled region without Pakistan.

 

The ongoing stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Doklam tri-junction area is not an unexpected outcome of the steady slide in India-China relations over the last few years.

 
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This is a tale of two septuagenarians; I hope they never meet. One is the country of India as an independent democratic nation.

 

The Doklam stand-off was inevitable. It may be resolved peacefully but it is a manifestation of the larger geopolitical contest that is playing out in Asia between India and China.

 


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