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Preventing the Communist Overthrow of Nepal

Recorded on February 28, 2003

The Heritage Foundation's Van Andel Center

The communist insurgents and the government of Nepal announced a ceasefire on January 29, 2003 to the bloody civil war that has killed more than 4000 people since 1996. Although the ceasefire is an important step in the right direction, Katmandu and Washington must pursue efforts to complete Nepal's democratic transition, open the country's economy and professionalize the military