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M.R. Josse

M. R. Josse is a writer on Nepal and the author of Nepal: Politics of Statemate, Confusion and Uncertainty and Nepali Politics 2002-03: Gotterdammerung, The Twilight of the Gods.

Back in Washington, Meetings Galore

Nepali Correspondent M.R. Josse recounts his travels to Washington DC and meetings to talk about the current state of Nepal and its place in the world.

SPAM Combo’s Zany Adventures in Blunderland

The quaint world of SPAM 'loktantrik' governance was put on Full Monty last week for all and sundry to marvel at.

Nepal: Disappointments and Tragi-Comedy of SPAM Governance

If ever proof were required to demonstrate how sloppily the brave new world of SPAM governance is operating merely recall the tragi-comedy of the developments of the past week.

BP’s Precepts Being Cast Aside When Most Needed

It is a crying shame that B.P. Koirala's sage, visionary insights into matters political are being ignored if not brusquely cast aside, paradoxically even by his own party and brother Prime Minister, Girija Prasad Koirala.

Nepal: Inconclusive Peace Negotiations and Beyond

Are the much-heralded peace negotiations between the SPA, led by Prime Minister Koirala, and the Maoists, steered by Prachanda, headed South - despite five rounds of high visibility talks at the apex level...

Coup and Calm in Bangkok Concern in Kathmandu!

In a revealing insight into Nepal's surreal political atmosphere, the bizarre spectacle of a bloodless military coup d'etat in Thailand was taken calmly in Bangkok but generated an angry fury in Kathmandu.

Citizenship en Masse: Playing With Demographic Fire

Minister Hridesh Tripathy of the Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandi) was in an understandably exultant mood the other day...

A Perfect Or Gathering Storm Looms Menacingly Ahead for Nepal

There is simply no mistaking the ominous signs on the political horizon: in Hollywood terms, a 'perfect storm' looms menacingly ahead.

UN-Maoist Equation: Changed Dynamics

Earlier this week it was announced that UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan had appointed Ian Martin as his personal representative in Nepal for support of the peace process

Moriarty Missile: Backdrop and Fallout

Last Wednesday, American Ambassador James F Moriarty speaking at a public forum in Kathmandu, fired a political missile whose fallout is yet to be fully assessed.