Binoj Basnyat

Basnyat is a retired Nepali Army Major General and a political and security analyst.


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A new hope

As PM Oli is set to vist China, hopes of enhanced bilateral cooperation renew

Another man at the helm

One month after Prime Minister KP Oli was sworn in, Nepal entered a new political and administrative structure and setup. To sustain the momentum, political stability, economic enhancement and security arrangements are required.

Nepalis deserve better

In recent years, public pressure has mounted globally for more honest and accountable governments, and Nepal is no different

Into uncharted waters

The people have expressed themselves clearly that they are for development, job opportunity, reconciliation and prosperity by voting for the Left Alliance composed of the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Centre) over the democrats led by the Nepali Congress.

No violence please

Election violence usually occurs in countries that are transitioning to democracy. Following the successful completion of the local elections which were held after a gap of two decades and the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections on November 26, Nepalis will vote in the second phase on December 7.

As it stands

The evolution in geo-politics both north and south of the Himalayas is perceptible and will intensify in the years to come. Nepal, in a strategically important position, will be greatly affected by these changes in regional politics.

For the good of all

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India occurred about the same time as the announcement by President Donald Trump of US policy on Afghanistan and South Asia, the China-India standoff at Doklam and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang’s visit to Nepal.

Reassuring the neighbours

Nepal must be prepared to face a national security issue. Is the country prepared for a crisis that may be inevitable? Cheerful news stories in the media about a rise in Gross Domestic Product and the country securing the third position in the Sustainable Development Goals index among South Asian countries have brought smiles all around, but a close look at reality proves disturbing.

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