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European Foundation for South Asian Studies

Located in Amsterdam, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) is an EU accredited, independent, non-profit think tank and policy research institution.

EFSAS focuses on political, economic and socio-cultural themes in South Asia, with a specific focus on issues like Terrorism, Indo-Pak relations and the Jammu & Kashmir conflict.

EFSAS provides strategic in-depth analysis, research, statistical data, policy advice and forecasts related to developments in the fields of politics, economics, international relations, conflict management, human rights, security, diplomacy, strategic affairs and conflict resolution.

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     EFSAS Commentary 03-12-2021

Coup-struck Myanmar 

     EFSAS Newsletter November 2021


     EFSAS Commentary 26-11-2021

Pakistan's Civil Society





EFSAS to speak in OC24 Conference on Narco-terrorism in South Asia

The Conference is organized by The Global Initiative, Centre for Information & Reserach on Organized Crime (CIROC), The International Association for the…

48th Session UNHRC: EFSAS Side-event/Webinar - Speech of Dr. Michael Krona (University of Malmo)

Dr. Michael Krona - Media Scholar and Assistant Professor at Malmö University in Sweden. Specialist on Islamic State’s and other terrorist organization’s…

48th Session UNHRC: EFSAS Side-event/Webinar - Speech of Dr. Weeda Mehran (University of Exeter)

Dr. Weeda Mehran, lecturer at the University of Exeter and specialist in warlordism and conflict and peacebuilding in Afghanistan.

News & Cases

EFSAS comments on the continuing plight of coup-struck Myanmar

The international media has been bereft of coverage of the unfolding and escalating humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.

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EFSAS comments on Pakistan's thriving civil society despite efforts to silence it

The Asma Jahangir conference proved that civil society in Pakistan has managed against all odds to keep itself afloat.

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New EFSAS Article: Blurring the Lines | Crime-Terror nexus and the case of ISIS

The nexus has resulted in the conceptual distinctions between both types of orgnaizations becoming increasingly blurred.

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EFSAS comments on Afghan heroin flooding global markets post Taliban

Afghanistan is the world’s largest opium producer - 6,800 tons of opium in 2021 - accounting for about 87% of the global production.

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