Nepal

Top of The World

US backs waiver on patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines

Top of The World: The Biden administration announced it backs a temporary waiver on patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines. And, the IFRC warned of an impending crisis in Nepal due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Also, Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen, the former child soldier turned top commander of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, was sentenced by the International Criminal Court to 25 years in prison

Critical State

Civilian labor in reconstruction: Part II

Critical State, our weekly foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into a new article by Margaux Pinaud, on how the Nepalese government explicitly turned to civil society organizations to monitor a ceasefire between the government and Maoist rebel forces.

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