The Maoists of Nepal

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 09/01/2004 12:00 am EDT

"If we have a Pol Pot scenario, this would be extremely destabilising for the region," said a Western diplomat in Nepal when the last ceasefire went into effect in early 2003. "India would probably come in and that would upset the Chinese and Pakistan and who knows what would happen." Unfortunately, we may soon find out what would happen next, because the Maoist rebels in Nepal may be only a year or two away from victory.

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