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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 Study Paper

Pan-Islamism in J&K

     EFSAS Commentary 16-04-2021

UK Terror Financing List

     EFSAS Commentary 09-04-2021

Bangladesh Protests




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.

EFSAS is pleased to announce its new partnership with SCENOR - SCientia ENim ORbis terrarum

EFSAS establishes its new partnership SCENOR - SCientia ENim ORbis terrarum, a non-profit association, located in Vienna, Austria.

News & Cases

EFSAS Study Paper: Pan-Islamism & Delocalization in the Kashmir Conflict

Retracing the delocalizing, pan-Islamic dimension of modern militancy in J&K by examining how and why narratives have changed.

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EFSAS comments on UK’s decision to place Pakistan on its Terror Financing list

Pakistan is now in the company of countries such as Iran and North Korea, among the 21 countries, that make up the UK's Terror Financing list.

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EFSAS comments on violent protests in Bangladesh by a new extremist entity

Some Bangladeshi experts believe that the HIB today has become a front for the JeI, which calls for Shariat rule in Bangladesh.

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EFSAS Study Paper: Cyberspace Terrorist propaganda - Trends and Innovation

Much of the jihadi groups’ success in keeping up the ‘battle of ideas’ is owed to the evolution and savvy instrumentalization of ICT.

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