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Testing Times for Democracy in Nepal

The public faith in the constitution and political system in Nepal has eroded drastically in last one year. However, for now, all eyes are set on whether the Supreme Court would validate the President’s May 22 action.

June 17, 2021

History through a Fissionable Lens: 35 Years of the Chernobyl Disaster

Even as nuclear safety protocols and processes have been strengthened since the 1986 disaster, learning from Chernobyl should be a continuing, ongoing process.

June 10, 2021

Adopting Armed Forces Ethos for National Pandemic Recovery

The armed forces ethos and sacrificial ideology needs to be earnestly adopted by all our citizens in their individual capacities to help in faster national pandemic recovery.

June 07, 2021

The Information Technology (IT) Rules, 2021

The IT Rules 2021 seek to address cyber security concerns of the citizens without infringing on their privacy and personal liberties, while maintaining digital sovereignty at the same time.

June 04, 2021

Iran Presidential Elections 2021

The expected victory of a hardline, conservative candidate in the forthcoming Iranian presidential elections could become a hindrance to fulfilling the country’s economic agenda and lead to greater domestic instability.

June 03, 2021

Imran Khan's Single National Curriculum: An Overdose of Religion?

Imran Khan’s overemphasis on further mainstreaming the religious education might result in increased conflict between his government and the opposition and also the civil society in Pakistan.

June 01, 2021

Israel’s Continuing Political Stalemate

The political deadlock in Israel is set to continue, with Netanyahu failing to garner adequate support and Yair Lapid facing the deadline of June 2, 2021 to cobble together the necessary support to form a coalition government.

May 28, 2021

Saudi-Iran Talks: Ray of Hope in the Gulf

The talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia mediated by Iraq may help in the de-escalation of regional tensions.

May 25, 2021

Israel-Hamas Clash: What it Means for West Asia?

The Israel-Hamas clash diminishes prospects for the revival of the peace process and strengthens Hamas’ position as the preeminent Palestinian faction.

May 25, 2021

Will Oli Complete Second Innings as PM?

Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli faces tough challenges as he tries to cobble a majority in the House of Representatives.

May 21, 2021

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