Commentary: Bangladesh - The Khaleda Zia Verdict and its Political Implications

In a judicial verdict of unprecedented political import, on February 8, 2018, a Special Court in Bangladesh sentenced the former Prime Minister and leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Begum Khaleda Zia, to a five-year jail term, in a case o

Nepal’s Experiment with Democracy - A Game of Shifting Alliances

As is well known to political and strategic analysts dealing with Nepal, the only constant in the country’s recent political history has been the game of alliances and re-alliances, played by the political parties with a view to retaining power. In

प्रधानमंत्री देउबा की भारत यात्रा – समीक्षा

जिस समय डोकलम में भारत-चीन विवाद अपने चरम पर था, ठीक उसी समय 23 से 27 अगस्त के बीच नेपाल के प्रधानमंत

Prime Minister Deuba’s Visit to India-An Assessment

Right in the midst of the then raging Sino-Indian stand-off at Doklam, the Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba paid a five day state visit to India from August 23-27, 2017; his first foreign trip after assuming the charge in May 2017. It was P

Nepal-Holds First Local Level Elections in 20 Years

Nepal appears jubilant at the success of the completion of the local level elections. The fervor seems to be nationwide primarily because elections were held after two decades. The country definitely views this as a landmark development in its quest

लाल बत्ती से छुटकारा - वीआईपी संस्कृति की समाप्ति

प्रसिद्ध यूनानी विचारक अरस्तू ने कहा था, “शुरुआत अच्छी हो तो सफलता मिलती ही है।” केंद्रीय मंत्

PM Sheikh Hasina’s Visit, 2017-Time for New Vision in Indo-Bangladesh Relation

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit India (April 7-10, 2017) at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Modi. In a statement issued by the government, “The upcoming visit is expected to further expand cordial and cooperati

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