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Nepal’s constitution: between consolidation and contention
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Nepal’s constitution: between consolidation and contention

Following a 10-year civil war, Nepal’s constitution set the country on the path towards elections and was meant to bring peace and stability to the nation. But with the country’s diversity of ethnic groups, languages and castes, many feel that it doesn’t go far enough. Anurag Acharya looks at the recent local elections and explores what they mean for Nepal’s future direction.

27 October 2017
Goal 16 is about peace, not hard security
Comment & analysis

Goal 16 is about peace, not hard security

Goal 16 is about human security and sustainable peace. Yet some are increasingly using the goal to justify securitised approaches to development.

12 October 2017
Time to reflect, vote (again) and build a peaceful nation
Comment & analysis

Time to reflect, vote (again) and build a peaceful nation

The 1 September 2017 ruling by the Kenyan Supreme Court to annul the results of last month’s presidential election and call a new vote in 60 days’ time is a rare example of institutional independence in Kenya’s super-charged political environment.

4 September 2017