How prominently will Nepal feature in America’s shifting South Asia strategy?
The country is presently trapped in an ideological, ethnic and caste divide. Growing social tensions accentuated by religious and gender differences, force rapid proselytization of the Hindus and form aggres-
By Madhukar SJB Rana inclusion of all minorities and the historically oppressed. Parallel to these developments is growing resentment against foreign interference in Nepal’s internal affairs that is beginning to unite nationalist second country after India to declare Maoists as terrorists, refuses to take them off the international terrorist list, even today. This has been a powerful lever with which to extract concessions from the Maoists.