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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 03-02-2023

Pakistan Economic Crisis

     EFSAS Newsletter January 2023

EFSAS Newsletter

     EFSAS Study Paper

US' War on Terror


2 Day EFSAS Conference at VU University in Amsterdam - 1 & 2 November 2022

The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS), in collaboration with Enactus VU will be organizing a 2 Day Conference on 'Terrorism and Radicalization…

UNHRC Side-event by EFSAS on "Human Rights in South Asia" - 26 September 2022

The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) will be organizing a Side-event on 'Human Rights in South Asia'.

Closing remarks by MEP Petras Auštrevičius during EFSAS Conference at EU Parliament

Remarks made by Member European Parliament (MEP) and Chair of the delegation for relations with Afghanistan, Petras Auštrevičius following the presentations…

News & Cases

EFSAS comments on the unprecedented economic crisis in Pakistan

Pakistan continues to be in dire financial straits, and is reeling under excessively high external debt and a severe balance of payments crisis.

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EFSAS Study Paper: 'War on Terror' and its effects on growing global Terrorism

When it comes to the increase of terrorism, terror-related fatalities in 2015 were 4500% higher than they had been at the beginning of the War.

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EFSAS comments on where Bangladesh stands on the eve of two big elections

During Sheikh Hasina’s 13 years in power, Bangladesh has thrived as one of the fastest-growing economies in the region and in Asia.

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EFSAS comments on PM Shehbaz Sharif’s call for talks with neighbour India

Any talk of reconciliation and bringing peace between long estranged neighbours India and Pakistan can only be welcomed.

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