Nepal: Federal state can’t sustain on ethnic identity basis : Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party, Rastriya Janamorcha prefer geography, rivers, mountains as the ground for such division. The UCPN-Maoist and CPN-United have opined that the ethnicity, language and region should be the ground.
Nepal: Process toward Building Stable Peace : The committee on state restructuring has proposed 14 units of the federal system mainly on the basis of ethnic composition and geography.
Nepalese Economy: Development vs. Underdevelopment : The economy is characterized by high cost economy, subsistence agriculture and alarmingly increasing dependence attributing to built-in structural constraints and dwindling comparative advantages and competitive edges to maximize benefits from globalization and liberalization.
Reshaping Geography of Nepal : The dependence of Nepal on India will relatively decline with the development of infrastructure of highways and railways linking to certain settlements in Tibet Autonomous Region close to Nepal's northern border.
Nepal: King Birendra’s Zone of Peace discussed : The idea of Nepal as a ZoP (Zone of Peace) is traced back to King Birendra (reign 1972- 2001), who proposed it at a time when the region’s grand schemes of security appeared only too insecure to his sovereign country.
Nepal Perspective: Terrorism, Natural Disasters and Least Developed Countries : It would be no exaggeration to underscore here that SAARC will disintegrate or flounder, at best, if it continues to fail to deal with political and security issues, especially matters related to cross-border terrorism, smuggling, money laundering, migration and small arms dealings
Nepal: Maoists’ Infighting : The Maoists opposing leaders like Mr. Vaidya and Mr. Gajurel were behind the bars in India when a historic 12-point deal, brokered by India, was signed between Maoists and Seven Political Parties, in New Delhi in November 2005. Many assume the seeds of Maoists intra-party intransigence must have been planted from that point of time.
Track III Approaches to Sustainable Peace in Nepal : Coordination, communication, steering and collective action at various tracks can generate virtuous circle of peace and transform Nepal’s current culture of violence to sustainable peace embedded in “golden mean” defined by the apostle of peace Gautam Buddha.
Challenges of climate change and sustainable livestock production in Nepal : Due to differences in the nature and properties of soils and the land capability across a mountain slope, it is important to design and develop a livestock production system, especially in the mid-hills and the mountains, considering soil fertility and land capability in order to