By Narayan Prasad Wagle
This statement clearly speaks of the geographical distance between the two counties and the psychological proximity thereto -- a profound sense of friendship and goodwill -- that has bridged the distance.
In the diplomatic history of
However, the relations between
The motive behind the growing concerns, they claim, is strategic and ulterior. As
At a time when the image of American foreign policy is tarnished in the whole world, particularly because of the
The support made the government totally rely on arms security tactics unwilling to seek peaceful settlements of disputes. The 12-point pact between the seven party alliance and the Maoists, which led to the popular uprising burning to ashes the king's desire of dictatorship, drew sharp criticisms from the Bush administration.
On the eve of April uprising, the American ambassador to
delayed, partly due to the threat of suspension of aids by
Of late, the recurrent meetings of the ambassador with the prime minister are believed to have stalled the peace process, not allowing in one pretext or the other the formation of the interim government, including the Maoists -- pre-condition for holding constituent assembly elections. The visit of US Under Secretary of State for Management Henrietta H Fore seems to have further strengthened the official position of its mission in
Nonetheless, the accusation that the
In case of
The propaganda politics of the Maoists is not going to work. The Maoist propaganda that the palace is plotting to kill top
Foreign interventions have not been good to foster nationalism, national unity and nation-building in any part of the world. Both radicals, who ignore international relations and puppet governments who ignore sentiments of people, are found to have collapsed or weakened giving torments to their people.
The weak Somali puppet government backed by Ethiopian troops and the failure of radical Hamas government are good examples of how lack of international support or neglect of spirit of people while preferring excessive dependency on foreign powers destabilizes the whole nation.
In the past, the politicization of foreign affairs has cost dear for