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08 December 2016

Nepal has a complicated political geometry and an ongoing shortage of energy, the implications of which are reflected in the relationships with its giant neighbours. Its hydro-power resources, and Sino-Indian negotiations for access to those resources, will continue to be Nepal’s primary saleable asset.

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  • 23 November 2016
    What’s Next?

    King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan are in Australia from 23-27 Nov. The sixteenth Leaders’ Summit of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie will be held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on  26-27 Nov.

  • 16 November 2016
    What’s Next?

    Malaysian PM Najib Razak is visiting Japan until 17 Nov. The International Energy Agency’s Task 37 biogas working group will meet in Toowoomba on 17-18 Nov. China and the US are holding joint disaster relief military drills until 18 Nov.

  • 10 November 2016
    What’s Next?

    Note a slight change to the format of Strategic Analysis Papers, Interviews and Associate Papers that will now include links to previous papers that are related to the topic and might be of interest to readers.

  • 8 November 2016
    Strategic Alert

    Marrakech COP22: The next step in a process to combat climate change? It remains to be seen if COP22 will achieve the necessary actions to translate the symbolic promise into positive and accountable outcomes.


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