Sam Cowan

Sam Cowan is a retired British general who knows Nepal well through his British Gurkha connections and extensive trekking in the country over many years.


A photo essay on the Rasuwagadhi road and why landslides are cutting it more often
  • The Foreign & Commonwealth Office main building in snow on 16 December 2009. Photo credit: Foreign and Commonwealth Office / Flickr
Filling a gap in the diplomatic history of Nepal from the Cold War days.
A chronicle of how corruption sabotaged football in Nepal.
In 1960 a Nepali officer was shot by Chinese soldiers along the border, causing a...
A resolution to the disputed territory along Nepal’s northern boundary will come only when India...
What the earthquake revealed about the state of civil-military relations in Nepal
Two visits to the United Kingdom in different eras
Two visits to the United Kingdom in different eras
New research looks into Chinese treatment of Indian Army Gorkha prisoners during the 1962 Sino-Indian...
New research reveals high-level tensions in Kathmandu after the 1964 Khampa raid against the Chinese