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#5407, 11 December 2017
Nepal Elections: Reading the Results
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses the results of Nepal's recently held provincial and federal elections and the potential near and long-term implications for Nepal and India 
#5307, 23 June 2017
Seizing ‘The Belt and Road’ Opportunity: Challenges for Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal argues that the Nepal can benefit from the BRI only if it creates a favourable environment by addressing the genuine concerns of both its neighbours
#5288, 23 May 2017
Local Elections in Nepal: Is the Second Phase Possible?
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses the recently held local elections in Nepal and explores the prospects of the next phase of the local elections
#5259, 4 April 2017
Forecast 2017: Nepal
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses how Nepal fared in 2016 and identifies the challenges the country will have to overcome in 2017
#5003, 21 March 2016
Big Picture
Forecast 2016: Cardinal Transitions

Prof Varun Sahni outlines key transitions currently underway or expected in 2016 in countries of significance to India
#4955, 7 January 2016
Nepals Constitutional Questions and Madhesi Aspirations
Dr Pramod Jaiswal explains the ongoing unrest among the Madhesis in Nepal, and proposes solutions for the same
#4916, 5 October 2015
Nepal: The New Constitution and the Trust Deficit with India

Siddharth Singh explains the relationship between Nepal's new constitution and the subsequent complication in the Kathmandu-New Delhi bilateral
#4914, 19 September 2015
Himalayan Frontier
Nepals New Constitution: Instrument towards Peace or Catalyst to Conflict?

Dr. Pramod Jaiswal assesses the strengths of and the challenges to Nepal's newly ratified constitution.
#4821, 29 January 2015
India-Nepal: Disparate Partners in Fuel Diplomacy
Kalpana Jha provides Nepal's perspective vis-a-vis Kathmandu's uneasiness over the new terms in its energy deal with New Delhi
#4805, 14 January 2015
Himalayan Frontier
IPCS Forecast: Nepal in 2015

Pramod Jaiswal presents an annual projection based on his assessment of the past year
#4780, 15 December 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Constitution-making: Will Nepal Miss its Second Deadline?

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the progress and/or lack of it in Nepal's constitution-making process
#4590, 31 July 2014
Nepal, India and the Electricity Trade: Advantage Kathmandu
Subin Nepal writes why the recently proposed Power Trade Accord by India to Nepal is in fact highly beneficial to the latter
#4585, 23 July 2014
Nepal: Flawed Nature of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Subin Nepal explains the flawed nature of Nepal's  Truth and Reconciliation Commission and suggests ways forward
#4563, 14 July 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Federalism and Nepal: Internal Differences

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the debate on federalism in Nepal and the difference in the narratives between marginalised communities and the high hill elites
#4236, 6 January 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Nepal: The Crisis over Proportional Representation and the RPP Divide

Pramod Jaiswal comments on the current crisis over proportional representation and the split within the RPP
#4086, 12 August 2013
Nepal Elections 2013
The Terai Politics and Madheshi Votes

Sohan Prasad Sha on the strategic importance of Madhesh in Nepal's domestic politics

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IPCS Meeting with Madhesi Leaders
8 December 2015


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India and its Neighbourhood: An Audit of Conflict and Peace
10 July 2015

Nepal Ruling Parties Take Common Position on Contentious Issues
The New Indian Express, 4 November 2014
KATHMANDU: Nepal's ruling parties -- Nepali Congress(NC) and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) -- have come up with a common position on key issues of new constitution, form of government, judiciary and electoral system,...

Nepal, Japan to strengthen bilateral ties
Ekantipur, 10 October 2014
KATHMANDU, OCT 10 - Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey held a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Counterfeit currency in circulation at the border
Ekantipur, 9 October 2014
Owing to the open border between Nepal and India, Bara and Parsa districts have become main transit points for counterfeit currency entering Nepal. Police records from both the districts indicate that the region has become a haven for organised crime...

Children of war
Nepali Times, 2 October 2014
The death this week of Nanda Prasad Adhikari after nearly a year-long hunger strike demanding justice for the torture and murder of his son in 2004 has thrown into sharp focus the violent legacy of the conflict.

Dhaka taking al-Qaeda threat seriously
The Hindu, 5 September 2014
Bangladesh government has taken the al-Qaeda chief’s announcement of a new wing in the Indian subcontinent “seriously” but said it would also look into the authenticity of the video message.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecasts: Nepal in 2015
Pramod Jaiswal
Special Report 169
Peace Audit Nepal
Special Report 146

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