How will Nepal manage the geopolitical situation in the region against the backdrop of growing internal turmoil?
Nepal’s journey towards democratic transition is not linear. In the more than 70 years since the late 1940s, the country has witnessed a staggering seven events and not a single elected Prime Minister has completed his term. In that context, at least, three types of instability can appear: executive, legislative, and constitutional. Nepal’s new constitution, drafted twice through the Constituent Assembly, which was elected in 2015, seems to have solved some major political problems, but the big issues related to economic development still need to be addressed. Issues related to economic transformation are overshadowed by inter-party and inter-party conflicts which not only tarnish the image of multilateral democracy but also affect people’s confidence in the political system. Similarly,