AIDIA Blog

Time To Redefine Our Foreign Policy: K.C.

Nepal has long been adopting a foreign policy based on non-alignment and the time-honoured principle of Panchasheel. But foreign policy experts in Nepal now say there is an urgent need for the country to review and redefine its foreign policy vis-à-vis the changing world order, balance of power and rise of Asian powers, such as India and China. In line with this thinking, the ....
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Interview of AIDIA's CEO- Mr. Sunil K.C

We lack defined foreign policy and our political willpower is very low ....
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Nepal dilly-dallying on OBOR is Over

  - Shyam KC        &nb....
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Rouhani win and India-Iran ties

-  By Tridivesh Singh Maini   ....
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Time for Economic Diplomacy

  By Mr. Trilok Sharma ....
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Rethinking Nepal’s foreign policy for Stability and Economic gain

  -Mr. Trilok Sharma                                               &nb....
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Reluctant to join China's Belt and Road Initiative

    -Trilok Sharma     On January 19, the writer had an opportunity to participate in ‘One Belt, One Roa....
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Enhancing Efficient Promotion of Renewable Energy in Nepal

By Sagar Kafle and Shyam KC Nepal, is highly depending upon the traditional fuel sources (fuel woods, crop residue, and animal manure) despite having a huge potential of modern sustainable energy sources (hydropower, solar, and the wind) [1]. In 2015, the share of biomass in total energy consumption of Nepal (475 PJ) accounted about 78% and by modern renewable s....
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India-Bangladesh Economic engagement: Significant takeaways

Tridivesh Singh Maini India's economic relations with Bangladesh have witnessed a significant rise. Today trade between India and Bangladesh is estimated at 7 Billion USD, and Bangladesh is India's largest trading partner in South Asia. Petrapole-Benapole Integrated Check Post, inaugurated by Ind....
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Promoting Cultural Diplomacy of Nepal

  –Susma Giri Every nation as a means of building and maintaining relationship with other states and with an aim to promote p....
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Chinese investments in Nepal

Chinese investments in Nepal BY Rajiv Bhatia, Joost Van Deutekom, Lina Lee, Kunal Kulkarni, and Bishal Nyoupane Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to India this week is his first forei....
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Education in Nepal

Education in Nepal Kohinoor Thapaliya Education… Seems like a big word but is it inclusive when only certain privileged sections of the world are allowed to pursue it? Forget the world and let us start with the country we live in. Is everyone educated?  Building up a resilient nation in....
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Is economics driving world politics or is it the other way round?

 Is economics driving world politics or is it the other way round? Saurabh Kaushik   The agent of structural change in the world, extrapolating from theories of International Relations and International Political Economy and analyzing the events of past fe....
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The Greatest Show on Earth

 The Greatest Show on Earth Yash Nishaant  As a vocal film enthusiast and purist, I have a typically cynical perspective toward Hollywood remakes (The Oldboy disaster comes to mind....
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Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

 Entrepreneuship and Economic Growth Danyal Suhail If a country wants to increase prosperity and welfare, then the country should focus on its economic growth. Most institutions in a country create the environment for the creation of wealth that leads to increasing economic growth. For this, both public and private sector collaborate to incre....
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Understanding the Public Intellectual

 'Understanding the ‘Public Intellectual’ Adheip Rashada To gain a grip of the term “public intellectual,” we need to dissect the two words. In the traditional sense, an intellectual is someone who has the ability to critically analyze and interpret knowledge. However, there are po....
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Nepalese complexities in new milieu of a global shift

Saurav Raj Pant      The Rain Gods are on the doorstep! Earthquake affected people are waiting eagerly to start their new life in a concrete dwelling before monsoon. But, National Reconstruction Authority still remains a ‘bargaining chip’ for political actors. Many leftist political wonks led by the perceived mon....
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BBIN - The strategic and economic sub-regional initiative within South Asia

Bipin Ghimire Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) are a group of countries in South Asia which are potential partners in a sub-regional forum of great strategic and economic significance. As the members of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and also the countries which have connected land borders coupled with cultural and linguistic affi....
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South Asia: The challenges we face

 Yanki DomaTamang   The south Asian region has been touted by many as the next big developing region which is to be the most dominant region in roughly half a century, allowing it to be in the big league alongside the US and other major countries. The south Asian region has a strategic location and those countries which fall under this ....
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FDI in Nepal: A tale of two giants

 Sajina Rai   Developing countries like Nepal particularly need foreign direct investment (FDI) to push industr....
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It's the Culture that Ignites and Unites

Devika Sahni It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural… Differences among civilizations are too basic… the interactions across the world are increasing, and they intensify civilization conscious....
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Nepal's neighbourhood policy

Saroj K. Aryal     There is a famous quote that goes thus “Share a joy when we are celebrating and, bear the sorrow when it’s a funeral”, which in the context of Nepal, indicate....
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Religion and International Diplomacy

Yanki Doma   The simplest definition of the word diplomacy would be "tact or skill in dealing with people." ....
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The Culture Syndrome

Devika Sahni   "The easiest way to inject a propaganda idea into most people's minds is to let it go through the medium of an entertainment picture when they do not realize that they are ....
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