Monthly Archives: August 2011

Economic Turmoil & Internationalized Co-operation

  With less than a year after slow recovery from 2007-08 economic recession, the world seems to be gripped by another wave of economic downturn. This economic downturn appears to have begun with the debt crisis in Greece in particular … Continue reading

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Tackling Social Ills & Nepal

  The recent release of an annual report that the Secretary-General of the United Nations traditionally submits to the upcoming sixty-sixth regular session of the UN General Assembly has also focused on the present status of the progress in achieving … Continue reading

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Keeping House in Order

  Unsurprisingly, news is floated from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that a new Diplomatic Code of Conduct has been unveiled, which was approved by the cabinet last month. Regulations pertaining to conducting foreign relations with focus on managing diplomatic … Continue reading

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Is Linkage a Tactical Question in Diplomacy?

Samuel Charap quotes former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz under Reagan administration to explain what linkage means in the art of diplomacy. At the time of Reagan presidency U.S.-Russia bilateral relations were frosty and more adversarial although during … Continue reading

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The Hearing Drama

(This article was published on Nepalnews.com) Following successful People’s Movement in 2006 that has resulted in the emergence of a democratic republican Nepal, a new diplomatic practice has been in vogue. In Nepal we are smarter to copy the systems … Continue reading

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Does Politics Override Law?

  Against the background of upcoming General Assembly votes at the UN on granting Palestinian statehood, one wonders whether politics supersedes law. The issue of statehood is very much linked to international politics rather than customary law, codified by 1933 … Continue reading

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Fukushima Nuclear Accident & Non-Proliferation

  The development of atomic power for generating energy has been in vogue for about six decades. The concept of utilizing atomic power for peaceful purposes was emphasized by former U.S. president Dwight Eisenhower in the early 1950s. He was … Continue reading

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