South Asia Monitor: Nepal's Agony Deepens - July 1, 2004
July 1, 2004
King Gyanendra's move to restore the authority of the newly appointed government, and the government's successful bid for support from two of Nepal's political parties, was the first good news in many months, as Nepal's eight-year-old insurgency descended into an increasingly violent civil war. India, the United States, and China have in practice been cooperating to prevent Nepal from joining the ranks of failed states. This is still an uphill battle; if it fails, Nepal could become another dangerous exporter of instability in a troubled region.