Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
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Issue 26

Sujeet Karn traces the evolution of Nepali political parties after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord. Despite high expectations from citizens that political parties would work together towards a prosperous Nepal, post-war tension between the agendas of the new and the more traditional parties has defined the development of Nepal’s political settlement to date. Factionalism, personality clashes and opportunism as much as ideology has restricted progressive change.