podcast | international relations | foreign policy | SAARC | GEOPOLITICS
"For a balanced international relations, the house has to be in order first"
Exploring the concept of international relations, global and Nepal's International Relations history and some foundational understanding of key tenets
In this podcast with Gaurab Shumsher Thapa, an analyst/researcher in the field of international relations (IR), Gaurab shares some foundational understanding within the broader themes of International Relations. The podcast also touches upon the history of Nepal's IR, the essence of soft power, national interest and the principle of Panchasheel.
Gaurab's key areas of interest include foreign policy and diplomatic history of Nepal, foreign policy of Nepal vis-à-vis India, China, and the United States, geopolitics and South Asian politics.
He holds an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from Tribhuvan University and has published various articles related to international relations for international platforms including Asia Times (Hong Kong), South Asian Voices (Stimson Center, USA) and East Asia Forum (Australian National University) where he also reviews their articles.
Thapa is also an executive member at Nepal Council of World Affairs (NCWA) and President and Managing Director at Nepal Forum of International Relations Studies (NEPAL FIRST).
You can find one of his works here.
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