Nihar R. Nayak

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  • Nihar R Nayak is Research Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Political Changes in Nepal and Bhutan: Emerging Trends in Foreign Policy in Post 2008 Period

    The two Himalayan states—Nepal and Bhutan—adopted a new political system in 2008. Nepal upgraded the existing multiparty system by excluding the monarchy. Therefore, Nepal had Constituent Assembly elections in May 2008.

    2021

    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

    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

    India-Nepal border disputes: From history to the mystery

    May 26, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s article on India Nepal border disputes, titled ‘India-Nepal border disputes: From history to the mystery’ has been published in India Vs Disinformation on May 26, 2020.

    INDIA: Assessing Major Conflict Theatres Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    May 21, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Nihar R Nayak’s commentary on India's major conflict theatres, titled ‘INDIA: Assessing Major Conflict Theatres Amid COVID-19 Pandemic’ has been published in the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on May 21, 2020.

    Climate Change and State Responses

    The spectre of climate change and increased global warming has spurred more action in recent years. However, with the global economic outlook not likely to pick up any time soon, the temptation to opt for cheaper but dirtier fuels could further complicate the climate change negotiations.

    May 06, 2020

    COVID-19 and OPEC+ Deal

    The prevailing environment has underlined the importance of a balanced market to the oil producers. India has been consistently reiterating the need for oil to be priced responsibly to ensure the stability of the oil market.

    April 24, 2020

    Pakistan and COVID-19 Pandemic: Is the Army Taking Advantage?

    April 18, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on COVID-19 and Pakistan Army, titled ‘Pakistan and COVID-19 Pandemic: Is the Army Taking Advantage?’, has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on April 18, 2020.

    NEPAL: New Left-Wing Extremism and Impending Threat

    March 20, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on Nepal, titled ‘NEPAL: New Left-Wing Extremism and Impending Threat’ has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on March 20, 2020.

    Nepal government’s decision to impose a ban on the Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand alias Biplab, known as CPN (Chand), a renegade Maoist faction, completed one year on March 12, 2020. Will the movement replicate the 1996-People’s War? This is a question being debated widely in Nepal at the moment, writes Dr. Nayak.

    Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine: Still Caught Between the Deep Sea and the Devil

    December 20, 2019

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine, titled ‘Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine: Still Caught Between the Deep Sea and the Devil’, has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on December 20, 2019.

    There is still much confusion on whether they belong to Rakhine, Myanmar or Bangladesh, or are seen as terrorists or as refugees. Even interventions by India and China did not yield results, writes Dr. Nayak.

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