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Nepal: Realism And Responsibility Of Realignment

Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 11:00 am | Madan P. Khanal

After a year of tumult, a sense of realism appears to be spurring a process of political realignment. Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's Nepali Congress has lost patience with the Maoists More >>

Unlikely Allies In Nepal’s Realignment Race

Monday, 20 November 2006, 3:14 pm | Madan P. Khanal

As the Maoists prepare to name their representatives to the interim government and parliament, forces marginalized after the collapse of King Gyanendra’s regime in April are stirring into action. How much a realignment of non-communist forces outside ... More >>

Nepal: Doting On Doctored Democracy

Thursday, 27 July 2006, 3:22 pm | Madan P. Khanal

A self-empowered House of Representatives (HoR) continues to foist abysmal resolutions and decisions on the nation on the pretext of restructuring the state. A multiparty government claiming to draw its mandate from a “historic” popular uprising cannot ... More >>

People Victims Of Nepal’s Politics Of Vengeance

Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 12:15 am | Madan P. Khanal

Claiming to be the exclusive custodians of Nepalese democracy, the newly empowered Seven Party Alliance (SPA) is seizing every possible opportunity to hammer away the principles of constitutionalism that underpin freedom and equality. In retrospect, ... More >>

Nepal: Haughty Hegemon Gets Home-Grown Help

Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 10:50 am | Madan P. Khanal

To the uninitiated, the latest escalation of political violence in Nepal would appear to be the exclusive result of a repressive regime’s determination to cling on to power at all costs. For those familiar with the long history of destabilization India ... More >>

Nepal : Wellspring Of Renewal Lies Within

Wednesday, 28 September 2005, 11:13 am | Madan P. Khanal

King Gyanendra's reference last week to an influx of foreign money in Nepal has prompted a fiery response from the opposition alliance agitating against his direct rule. While the monarch did not elaborate, key opposition figures have inferred that the ... More >>

Madan P. Khanal: Nepal - Discourse Of Defeatism?

Sunday, 31 July 2005, 4:30 pm | Madan P. Khanal

Two Nepalese intellectuals were at the center of a sordid spectacle in Kathmandu the other day, citing a litany of statistics “proving” that 12 years of multiparty democracy were far beneficial to the kingdom than the previous three decades of palace-led ... More >>

Nepal: Drifting In A Sea Of Doubts

Wednesday, 20 July 2005, 2:43 pm | Madan P. Khanal

Nepal’s tepid democracy movement appeared to receive a boost from an unlikely source this week. The country’s Maoists rebels announced a patch-up of differences that had threatened to split the organization. More >>

Nepal: Maoist-Khmer Rouge Comparisons

Wednesday, 13 July 2005, 12:01 am | Madan P. Khanal

The chief spokesman for Nepal’s Maoist insurgents has stressed that collaboration between the mainstream parties -- protesting against King Gyanendra’s Feb. 1 takeover of full executive powers -- and the rebel organization would be the only way of pulling ... More >>

Madan Khanal: Democracy, Dissent And Demagoguery

Thursday, 7 July 2005, 11:57 am | Madan P. Khanal

The two largest mainstream parties in Nepal have vowed to bring real democracy to the country but do not seem able to promote it within. The Nepali Congress has organized conventions in 74 of the kingdom’s 75 districts ahead of a national convention scheduled ... More >>




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