Author Archives: Hira Thapa

A New Path to Engagement

  The goals of Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons seem unachievable at the moment though president Obama has not abandoned the laudable objectives of nuclear non-proliferation worldwide. During his first presidency, Obama gained popularity for making the goal of … Continue reading

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Desperation or Provocation

  The issue of Palestinian statehood has again captured the agenda of the UN as highlighted by the recent resolution on the subject before the Security Council, which though was defeated for failing to obtain the necessary number of positive … Continue reading

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Post-2015 Agenda

  As UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, all eyes are set on how the world community prepares to develop successor framework for environmental and development policy. The UN MDGs were agreed in 2000 to respect and uphold … Continue reading

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A Constructive Approach to Diplomacy

  With July 20, 2014 deadline approaching fast for concluding a comprehensive agreement to resolve the issue of Iranian nuclear program, talks between the concerned parties in Vienna seem more urgent than ever for overcoming the differences that have so … Continue reading

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Avoiding Stupid Stuff

  U.S. president Barack Obama’s speech delivered at the West Point Military Academy on May 28 2014 has sketched the contour of American foreign policy. This was his second commencement speech for the graduating cadets of Military Academy. President Obama … Continue reading

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Shift in Rhetoric and Action

  Seemingly the relations between Russia and China are characterized by a shift in action as demonstrated  in the wake of Ukraine crisis. With more sanctions from the west in the foreseeable future against the country as crisis in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Search for a Diplomatic Way

  As the crisis in Ukraine gets deepened with signs of growing rift between Russia and the west, analysts are alleging that even those countries clamoring for established norms in external relations, are excusing Russia’s violation of international law. Perhaps … Continue reading

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