ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Nepal: Crisis Coming to a Head?

A number of major developments in Nepal in recent weeks, including civil society's call for the UN to mediate, followed by the Maoists announcing a three-month ceasefire, point to the growing isolation of king Gyanendra. Civil society, more than the parliamentary parties, is exerting pressure on the royalty. The demand for formation at a republic is growing and the Maoists themselves may be looking for a "soft landing".

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