Tag Archives: Nepal

Book Review: The New Himalayan Great Game

Timely new book warns India and China about dangerous manipulations in the Buddhist Himalaya.

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China-India Tensions Have a Long History

Tensions are simmering between India and China, following their first deadly conflict in at least 45 years, resulting in death on 20 Indian soldiers, has pushed the bilateral relationship to an all-time low. But did the two Asian giants ever had cordial relations?

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What is Stoking Nepal-India Tensions?

A full-blown war remains a distant possibility, because India is in no position in the new strategic realities to assert its military muscles against Nepal.

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Nepal’s Silent Emergency: Springs Going Dry

Nepal’s emission of greenhouse gases maybe small, but its annual growth rate is already the highest in South Asia.

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Hydro-Powering Peace in South Asia

Policymakers in South Asia should consider that while proximate environmental conflicts are the key impediments to region's hydro projects, environmental factors can also be instrumental in building lasting peace.

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Why Nepal Wants to Stay Poor

At a time when Nepal is hoping for more foreign aid to support new federal structure, it does not want to lose potential funding by being identified as a developing nation.

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Nepal’s Leftist Victory And the Changing Trans-Himalayan Order

With a leftist-alliance government at federal and most provincial levels, Nepal has the chance to work on the diversification of its overwhelming dependence on India by connecting more with China.

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Milk to Meat: A Nepali Village Diversifies

After the 2015 earthquake, a small village in Nepal which depended entirely on making traditional milk-based sweets has diversified into poultry and fish farming.

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Melting Glaciers May Impact Hydropower Plans

The World Water Week has put the focus back into shrinking glaciers but the jury is still out on the impacts they will have on the flow in snow-fed rivers and hydropower generation.

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View from India: Fresh Turmoil in Kathmandu

The K.P. Oli-led government has managed to stave off yet another crisis after Maoist leader Prachanda flip-flopped on the issue of withdrawal of support. However, more instability looms ahead.

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