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Dharma Adhikari teaches journalism and international media systems at Georgia Southern University in the United States.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Nepal's unsettling peace


The end of Nepal’s civil war is being followed by a separatist insurgency in its Madhesh/Terai region. Both revolts challenge Nepal to a redefinition of its national identity, says Dharma Adhikari.

Nepal: Maocracy vs Democracy

The progress towards democracy in Nepal requires a change in political culture as well as a peace settlement and a new constitution. The continued violations by Maoist forces show that there is still a long way to go, says Dharma Adhikari.

Bhutan's democratic puzzle

The exotic, benign image of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan cannot conceal the battle between authoritarian politics and democratic dissent that is shaping its future, says Dharma Adhikari.

Nepal's folly: talking absolutes at high altitude

The breakdown of the Maoist ceasefire has made for a grim start to 2006 in Nepal. But this is only a symptom of a flawed political culture, says Dharma Adhikari, who appeals for a middle way.

As 2006 dawns, Nepal is at a crossroads. A unilateral ceasefire, declared by the Maoist rebels last year, has broken down and the country is torn between unattractive political alternatives.

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