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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.

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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     EFSAS Commentary 06-12-2019

Sheikh Rasheed on Kartarpur


     EFSAS Newsletter November 2019

Newsletter November 2019


     EFSAS Commentary 29-11-2019

Saga of General Bajwa’s extension






EFSAS is pleased to welcome Mr. Malaiz Daud as a Research Fellow

Mr. Daud was the Chief of Staff of Afghanistan’s current President (Mr. Ashraf Ghani) in 2010-2011. He is a political analyst with an M.A. in Post-War…

EFSAS is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Garrod as a Research Fellow

Dr. Matthew Garrod is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Sussex Terrorism and Extremism Research Network (STERN) at the University of Sussex, United…

42nd Session UNHRC: Opening remarks by Mr. Junaid Qureshi during EFSAS Side-event

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

News & Cases

EFSAS comments on Pakistani Minister's bluster in regard to Kartarpur corridor

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that the Kartarpur corridor was the brainchild of Pakistani Army Chief General Bajwa, adding that the corridor would hurt India forever.

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EFSAS comments on the curious spectacle of General Qamar Bajwa's extension

The Broadway-worthy spectacle that played out in the Pakistani Supreme Court over General Bajwa's extension was not an off-the-cuff or sudden development.

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Article by EFSAS: A flicker of light at the end of the Kartarpur Corridor

Opening Kartarpur corridor is a surprising yet applauded decision in what otherwise have been gloomy relations thus far between India and Pakistan.

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Study Paper: ISIS after al-Baghdadi and its proliferation in South Asia

Experts remain circumspect and vigilant to what extent al-Baghdadi's death is significant, considering the immediate response by the organization.

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