In the past decade, 12,000 Nepalis have died in an increasingly brutal civil war that pits a backward-looking monarchy and an abusive military against fanatical Maoist rebels. To help solve the crisis, the rest of the world must convince both sides that there is a third way.
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Maoists are set to form a new government in Nepal, with signals from Washington of a policy shift on engaging blacklisted groups elected to power.
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A new deal may end monarchy in the Himalayan kingdom but political stability in Nepal remains a distant prospect.
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Pro-democracy protests in Nepal are the latest manifestations of "people power" in Asia, preceded by demonstrations in Thailand and the Philippines.
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Already struggling to meet the needs of its people before its earthquake, the weak government of Nepal faces enormous obstacles in warding off further disaster and harnessing outside aid, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.
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Nepal's earthquake underscores how vital it is for governments to invest in resilient infrastructure, says U.S. Institute of Peace President Nancy Lindborg.
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Asia expert Robert Templer says Nepal faces numerous challenges as it sets out to abolish monarchy.
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