Xi comes to Nepal, India responds by changing the map

Google Map Modi 2.0 has been forced to accept two facts that India very much dislike. One is, Pakistan PM Imran Khan has really internationalized the Kashmir dispute/issue. The other is, Chinese President Xi Jinping exercises equal influence in South Asian nations, if not more than India. Xi’s state visit to Nepal deeply unsettled NewContinue reading “Xi comes to Nepal, India responds by changing the map”

Indo-Pacific strategy: A big opportunity for Nepal

Anil Sigdel (**This article was originally published in the major vernacular Nepalkhabar.com on December 31, 2018 and the following is the English version of that article **) The United States’ State department’s readout on the meeting between the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali highlights Nepal’s “central role” in theContinue reading “Indo-Pacific strategy: A big opportunity for Nepal”

Secretary Pompeo to welcome Nepal’s FM Gyawali

Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali is all set to visit Washington DC from December 17-21. He will be accompanied by Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Shanker Bairagi, and the US Ambassador to Nepal H E Randy Berry will arrive in DC soon. The visit will be quite significant since after 17 years the foreign ministerial meeting isContinue reading “Secretary Pompeo to welcome Nepal’s FM Gyawali”

Secretary Pompeo to welcome Nepal FM Gyawali

US proposes Nepal to participate in Indo-Pacific: Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali is all set to visit Washington DC from December 17-21. He will accompanied by Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Shanker Bairagi, and the US Ambassador to Nepal H E Randy Berry will arrive in DC soon. The visit is quite significant since after 17 yearsContinue reading “Secretary Pompeo to welcome Nepal FM Gyawali”

Chinese investment raises concerns in Nepal

Nepal’s strategic imperative to engage with China deeply vis-à-vis India is gradually causing trouble In the first eight months of the fiscal year 2017/18, Chinese investors, nearly double the Indians, received investment approval from the Nepal government. Although in terms of the investment India covers the largest portion, with 1200 companies China surpasses India, whichContinue reading “Chinese investment raises concerns in Nepal”

Give Development a Chance: US-China-India and OBOR

China undoubtedly needs others’ cooperation and the US and India have the capability to play a critical role In 2013 China introduced a vast intercontinental connectivity plan called “One Belt One Road”  initiative,” later renamed “Belt and Road Initiative” (BnR), that connects Asia with Europe and Africa by land and sea.  Under BnR, the SilkContinue reading “Give Development a Chance: US-China-India and OBOR”

Expert Interview on China’s OBOR – Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, New Delhi

“India is ready to work with China for the larger good of the region” Jennifer Loy interviews Retired Major General Rajiv Narayanan from India, Distinguished Fellow at the USI of India, on China ’s OBOR/BRI and the motivations behind it. Q: In a simple way, can you explain China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR)/Belt Road Initiative (BRI)?Continue reading “Expert Interview on China’s OBOR – Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, New Delhi”

Expert Interview — Priyajit Debsarkar

“One Bill One Ruin (OBOR)  / Bankrupt Ruin Initiative (BRI)” Jennifer Loy interviews Priyajit Debsarkar, author of Pakistan’s Atlantique Attack & Arbitration  and the previous book The Last Raja of West Pakistan,  on China ’s OBOR/BRI and the motivations behind it. In a simple way, can you explain China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR)/Belt Road InitiativeContinue reading “Expert Interview — Priyajit Debsarkar”

Expert Interview – Frank O’Donnell

Jennifer Loy interviews Frank O’Donnell on China’s OBOR/BRI and the motivations behind it. Frank is a Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom. In a simple way, can you explain China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR)/Belt Road Initiative (BRI)? OBOR aims to fulfil multiple geopolitical objectives for China. TheContinue reading “Expert Interview – Frank O’Donnell”