Redefining Nepal’s Foreign Policy on the Basis of Its Soft-Power Assets

Authors

  • Khadga K.C. Professor in International Relations and Diplomacy, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Binod Khanda Timilsana Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ncwaj.v54i1.54917

Keywords:

soft power superpower, foreign policy, diplomacy, small state, Nepal

Abstract

This paper examines the bilateral and multilateral relations of Nepal with soft power superpowers. It discusses the proper identification of soft power resources and instruments on their ground and mobilization of those to the targeted country using formal, public, and economic diplomacy with an aim of uplifting soft power ranks and indices. The homilies and diplomatic activities of Nepal have been examined using the soft power theory and the small state lens. In addition, it also aims to analyze Nepal's complex involvement in international affairs at the levels of governments, think tanks, research institutions, and academia. This paper has been prepared primarily based on desk research, mainly utilizing secondary data sources.

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Published

2023-05-16

How to Cite

K.C., K., & Timilsana, B. K. (2023). Redefining Nepal’s Foreign Policy on the Basis of Its Soft-Power Assets. NCWA Annual Journal, 54(1), 79–103. https://doi.org/10.3126/ncwaj.v54i1.54917

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International Relations and Diplomacy