“THE PEOPLE’S WAR” AND JOHAN GALTUNG’S CONFLICT MODELS
National University of Political and Administrative Sciences, Bucharest
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“The People’s War’’ or The Civil War in Nepal is regarded as “one of the most successful Maoist interventions in history” occurred on a background of poverty and social exclusion in a constitutional traditional monarchy. Officially, the conflict ended after ten years of tension and armed encounters between insurgents and the Nepalese government, and many of its initial causes still remain unsolved today. In this paper, I will try to examine the nature and dynamics of the conflict based on Johan Galtung’s three-triangle analysis without including the conflict’s detailed history and its post-ceasefire developments.
Keywords: conflict resolution, asymmetric conflict, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), cultural violence, peacekeeping.