Prem Raj Khanal is an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Coordinator of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. He is a graduate of international relations from the University of Northampton, U.K. His areas of research and teaching includes Foreign policy analysis, Foreign policy of major and rising powers and Foreign policy and diplomacy of Nepal.  Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration in South Asia is his major academic contribution in addition to numerous columns and articles published in the leading Nepali newspapers and journals.