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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 leading independent, non-profit think tank and policy research institution.

EFSAS specifically focuses on South-Asia, Terrorism, Indo-Pak relations and the Jammu & Kashmir conflict.

The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) provides strategic in-depth analysis, research, statistical data, policy advice and forecasts related to developments in the fields of politics, international relations, conflict management, human rights, security, diplomacy, strategic affairs and conflict resolution.

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Comment-China halts CPEC funding


Newsletter November 2017


New Study Paper by EFSAS

Narco-Jihad: Haram vs Halaal





EFSAS Panel Discussion: CPEC - Diplomatic debt-trap or game-changer for South Asia?

EFSAS will organize a Panel Discussion on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at the Royal Asiatic Society in London on the 15th of December.

Dr. Paul Stott (EFSAS) writes on Hafiz Saeed

Dr. Paul Stott (EFSAS) examines in his article the release of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, founder of the Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba

Partnership with COJEP International

EFSAS is pleased to announce its partnership with Council for Justice, Equality and Peace (COJEP International).

New Study Paper by EFSAS: Narco-Jihad - Haram money for a Halal cause?

The hypocritical narrative of terrorist organizations, which use the un-Islamic mass-production and distribution of drugs as a pretext for advancing their…

News & Cases

EFSAS comments on CPEC as China halts funding

Despite all the speculation regarding corruption in the Pakistani Government, it seems that China’s decision to stop its funding is a ‘temporary’ measure to reassert Chinese control over CPEC projects until it decides to release new guidelines.

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EFSAS meets MEA of the Netherlands

Ms. Isabela Favero (Research Analyst) and Mr. Dusan Vejinovic (Senior Research Analyst) held a meeting at the Parliament of the Netherlands with the Senior Policy Advisor for the Ministry of External Affairs.

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EFSAS comments on Hafiz Saeed's (LeT) release

Pakistan’s dangerous ‘good terrorist, bad terrorist’ game once again came to the surface with the recent release of the 26/11 (Mumbai 2008) attack mastermind, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed.

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New Study Paper by EFSAS: Narco-Jihad at Golden Crescent

If one replaces ideology with hard cash, religious devotion with vicious perversion of virtuousness, and the Jihadists-claimed Islamic Caliphate territory with a drugs-fueled gangland, the image of a terrorist’s actual ‘Islamism’ becomes clearer.

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