Neighbourhood Studies
Functioning of Judiciary in Nepal

The Crisis
For more than one month now, Nepal’s judicial system has come to a partial halt. The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) is protesting against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana and demanding his unconditional resignati

Nepal’s Afghanistan Policy is gradually Acquiring Some Shape

When the Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul on August 15, Nepal was completely unprepared to face the unexpected situation that unfolded in the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member. With the Taliban rapidly advan

A Welcome Reset in India-Nepal Relations Amidst Chinese Encroachment of Nepalese Territories

A New Beginning
Amidst the gloom and pessimism in India-Nepal relations in the past five years, the two countries now seem to be moving towards a reset in bilateral ties. Since taking office in July 2021, the newly appointed Prime Minist

Taliban Takeover and Implications for Nepal

Nepalese in Afghanistan
Amidst Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the leading global powers continue to repatriate their citizens from Afghanistan. At the same time, geographically smaller countries are looking for international cooperation

Nepalese Budget 2021-22: Whiter Madhesh?

As the parliament in Nepal was dissolved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on May 22 to pave the way for the mid-term elections in November, a week later, on May 29, in a televised address Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel presented the annual budget pl

Nepal Urges International Community to help in fight against COVID-19

Being helpless to control the unbridled growth in coronavirus cases, the Nepalese Prime Minister, K.P. Sharma Oli has appealed to the international community to help the Himalayan nation by supplying vaccines, coronavirus testing kits, oxygen kits, I

Crisis Deepens in Nepal Even After Restoration of Parliament

Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was engaged more in internal power tussle rather than addressing the issues related to controlling the disease. In such a moment, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, at the recommen

Nepal: Year 2020 in Retrospect-Nepal Communist Party Causes a Political Storm

The intra-party feud within the ruling Nepal Communist Party has brought about a political crisis in the country. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved the Parliament, declared the dates for next elections, and those opposing the dissolution have ap

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