Monalisa Adhikari

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  • Monalisa Adhikari is Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi.

    Politics and Perceptions of Indian Aid to Nepal

    India has significantly invested in Nepal’s development through economic assistance since 1952. Despite deploying aid to win the hearts and minds of the people of Nepal, India has not entirely succeeded in doing so. Paradoxically, an analysis of Indian aid and gaps in the planning, processes, modalities and perceptions of India’s motivation shows that it has possibly contributed to the fuelling of anti-India sentiments among the Nepalese population.

    May 2014

    Renewed American Engagement with Nepal’s Maoists

    America’s removal of Nepal’s ruling Maoist party from the list of global terrorist groups not only recognises the party’s transformation from a “violent” political outfit to a political party committed to democratic norms, but also signals renewed US interest in Nepal.

    November 27, 2012

    Political Stalemate and Transitional Justice in Post-conflict Nepal

    Failure to provide justice will significantly undermine the capacity of the state to uphold the rule of law and undermine the foundations of the new institutions that are being instituted.

    November 21, 2012

    Politics and Perceptions of Indian Aid to Nepal

    Fellows' Seminar
    October 19, 2012
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Beyond the Maoist Split: The political impasse to continue

    Genuine negotiation efforts, timely discussions, and broader participation of groups asserting rights based on identity are necessary to help break the impasse in Nepali politics on the issue of federalism.

    July 02, 2012