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‘Nepal’s Political Class Prefers Politics To Fighting Covid’

NEW DELHI: Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has shown a remarkable ability to outmaneuver his political rivals, says Yubaraj Ghimire, well known Nepali journalist and editor of Deshsanchar.com. In an exclusive chat with StratNews Global from Kathmandu, Ghimire says what happens on Thursday is crucial. It is the last day for political parties to […]Read More

Countering China’s Goal Of ‘Reunifying’ Taiwan By Force

New Delhi: China has been increasing the number and extent of fighter jet, bomber and surveillance flights into Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ). The People’s Liberation Army’s Navy(PLAN) continuously sails warships and its aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, while U.S. Navy Carrier Battle Groups move through the area in regular freedom of navigation […]Read More

Ethnic Armed Groups Unite With Anti-Coup Protesters Against Myanmar Junta

YANGON: In the month following the military’s February 1 coup, many of Myanmar’s ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), which have been warring with the central government for decades, said they opposed the junta’s overthrowing of the democratically-elected civilian government. When the Myanmar military killed anti-regime protesters, people in urban areas longed for help from the EAOs […]Read More

China’s Land Grab In Bhutan: Old Playbook, New Playground

NEW DELHI: The Chinese salami slicing tactic isn’t limited to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) about whose alignment India and China have differing perceptions. China has been trying the trick with some amount of success in the tiny nation of Bhutan as well. Both sides have been in talks to settle the boundary but […]Read More