Message from the Executive Director/Principal
-Prof. Yubaraj Sangroula, PhD
We apprehended a dream to alter the face of our nation through a competitive legal education that not just informs the state' functioning and governance but also leads the overall societal changes. Hence, it has been the foundational stone of Kathmandu School of Law (KSL). While executing initiatives back in the late 1990s against social ills like inequality, trafficking, gender-based violence and systemic failures in the field of law and justice, it dawned to the present team of KSL, that legal education is a prerequisite to bring about desired positive changes in the country. Hence, KSL emerged as a brainchild of all those local constraints, gradually realized in the care of non-profit motivation. Today, it stands out as an exception to the academic institutions with a business motive. Our only mission is to work tirelessly for a centre of excellence with an academic ambience where we prepare students for the increasingly complex and rapidly changing world with a sensitivity to serve the disenfranchised people in particular.
KSL’s principal feature is its research department. Within its short history of 20 years, it has showcased as impressive record of high-quality researches specifically within areas of Criminal Justice System of Nepal. With this thrive to increase educational opportunities, to explore new dimension, to develop power of creativity, to engage with the community and to consider international contexts, I invite you to work, develop and create, ultimately impacting and changing lives in this research journal Asian Journal of International Affairs (AJIA). This Journal aims to establish Nepal as a hub of South Asia in terms of producing knowledge in international affairs based on oriental philosophical approaches at the core and western philosophical approaches in its periphery as well as promoting indigenous research approaches in the field of international affairs. The journal promotes detailed world view, perspective and discourses in this field that have potential to contribute knowledge to the existing scholarship. I wish the editorial team of the Journal to accomplish the academic destination.
Words from the Editor- in- Chief
-Hari Prakash Chand "Agnipunja"
One of the prominent gaps hindering exceptional research-based scholarship of International Affairs in Nepal is the absence of high-quality cum indigenously published journals. To mitigate the gap, I am delighted to celebrate the launch of the Asian Journal of International Affairs (AJIA), a new disciplinary, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on Asia-focused International Affairs in particular and contemporary world affairs in general. Our goal is to establish Nepal as a hub of South Asia in terms of producing unprecedented knowledge in international affairs by connecting world class academics and researchers from around the world.
AJIA is a journal for all experts pursuing this endeavour in the arena of international affairs. Therefore, the entire editorial board and I heartily welcome professors, academics, researchers, diplomats, experts, scholars, personnel of international organizations, strategic affairs’ think-tanks, and governmental foreign policy brains-trusts from all around the globe to submit their invaluable and enlightening manuscripts to create an exemplary scholarship in this field. We hope that AJIA will become the primary platform for researchers to disseminate intellectual discourse, debate, dialogue, and inductive as well as deductive analysis of world affairs. As an Editor-in-Chief, and, with my team of highly motivated and qualified editors, I’m looking forward to make AJIA a leading journal in this field.