Nepal and Small State Challenges in South Asia

Nepal a land locked state is facing the challenge of being pressurised by the larger nations in the Asia Pacific block to band wagon with them due to their own national interests. Nepal is wary of the machinations of global powers to influence small states particularly those that are strategically perched between two large neighbours as India and China. The global great power rivalry also poses a threat to Nepal’s interests as siding with one or the other is likely to lead to adverse consequences on the economy as well as security. In this context Senior leader of NCP, Madhav Kumar Nepal speaking at a program organized by Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organization in memory of 74th Hiroshima Nagasaki attacks, leader Nepal said, "Unless the powerful countries worked for peace, Nepal's voice raised for world peace could not be advanced effectively." This was an acknowledgement in a different context of the limitations faced by small states in reordering global politics...................

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