January 11, 2011
Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA) is a non-partisan, autonomous group located in Delhi. It is funded by the Indian Ministry of Defense and rated as one of the top 50 think tanks in the world, according to The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.
Yesterday, IDSA released its annual report on Nepal’s political situation in 2010.
January 10, 2011
The year 2010 was another disappointing year for the people of Nepal. The peace process was deadlocked, with extreme polarization within and among the political parties on various issues. Despite the extension of the Constituent Assembly (CA) for a year, the parties could not complete even the rudimentary task of drafting a new constitution. The blame for this unsettled state of affairs was conveniently heaped on the so-called external forces. The only silver lining in the dark clouds was the high-level task force headed by UCPN-Maoist leader Prachanda, which resolved around 100 out of 220 contentious issues, and the formation of the Army Integration Special Committee (AISC) secretariat.