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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 23-07-2021

NDC Paper-Afghanistan

     New EFSAS Study Paper

Terrorism Financing

     EFSAS Commentary 16-07-2021

Political shake-up in Nepal





EFSAS is pleased to announce its new partnership with KCSS

EFSAS establishes its new partnership with the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS), a specialized, independent, and non-governmental think tank…

46th Session UNHRC: Opening remarks by Mr. Junaid Qureshi during EFSAS Side-event/Webinar

The event was moderated by Mr. Junaid Qureshi, Director EFSAS, and was very well-attended by scholars, policy advisors, UN officials, human rights activists,…

EFSAS is pleased to announce its cooperation with IRSP (International Research by Students Programme)

The joint research by EFSAS and IRSP will focus especially on the long-term trends shaping the South Asian region in the coming decades.

News & Cases

EFSAS comments on NATO Defense College’s assessments on Afghanistan

The assumption in the paper that Pakistan is no longer interested in a full takeover by the Taliban could not be further from the truth.

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EFSAS Study Paper: Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CTF)

Most terrorist groups use a combination of methods; formal and informal transfer systems and the physical transportation of cash.

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EFSAS comments on the Supreme Court's mandated political shake-up in Nepal

As Deuba took oath as Prime Minister on 13 July, a sizeable section of Nepal’s population would have breathed a sigh of relief at Oli’s riddance.

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EFSAS comments on President Biden’s fuzzy justification for Afghan withdrawal

In its hurry to leave, the US has set a very dangerous precedent by accepting and legitimizing the Taliban and confabulating with it.

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