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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 of 12-08-2022

Pelosi's Taiwan visit 

     New EFSAS Study Paper

Governance in Afghanistan

     EFSAS Commentary of 05-08-2022

Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri




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…

Q&A Session during EFSAS Conference at EU Parliament

The panel discussion was followed by a vibrant Q&A session during which the speakers and the audience deliberated upon several important issues...

Opening remarks by Junaid Qureshi (Director EFSAS) during EFSAS Conference at EU Parliament

Opening Remarks by Junaid Qureshi (Director EFSAS) at the start of EFSAS' Conference, ‘Situation in Afghanistan and future trajectories for the region…

News & Cases

EFSAS comments on Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and the 'One China' Policy

Beijing’s angst against such United States' support stems from its controversial and disputed claim of full sovereignty over Taiwan.

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EFSAS Study Paper: Governance and Insurgency in Afghanistan

Throughout the past half century, hardly any State has lived through a history as turbulent and as violent as that of Afghanistan.

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EFSAS comments on the killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Zawahiri, a trusted lieutenant of bin Laden, had played a key role in the 9/11 attacks and had later formed several Al-Qaeda regional affiliates.

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EFSAS comments on USAID Chief’s visit to New Delhi and ties between US & India

On democracy and human rights, Power emphasized that India’s values had positioned the country as a future development leader.

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