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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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Newsletter May 2023

EFSAS Newsletter

EFSAS Interview

Ms. Peymana Assad

EFSAS Commentary 26-05-2023

State of affairs in Pakistan



EFSAS is pleased to welcome Dr. Juncal Fernandez-Garayzabal as a Research Fellow

Dr. Juncal Fernandez-Garayzabal is a Development and Program Manager at Counter Extremism Project (CEP), a NY City-based organization nonprofit and non-partisan…

EFSAS is pleased to welcome Ms. Myra MacDonald as a Research Fellow

Ms. Myra MacDonald is a specialist in South Asian politics, security and history and author of three books on India and Pakistan...

UNHRC Side-event by EFSAS on "Human Rights in South Asia" - 21 March 2023

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

News & Cases

EFSAS Interview with Ms. Peymana Assad - Councillor Labour Party (UK)

Ms. Peymana Assad is a Councillor for Roxeth, South Harrow and the first Afghan-origin elected to public office in the United Kingdom.

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EFSAS comments on the present dismal state of affairs in Pakistan

Serious problems with freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and sexual and gender-based violence plague Pakistan.

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New EFSAS Article: China’s push for Renminbi internationalization

The continued lack of acceptance of the currency is also the outcome of political concerns, including the country's human rights record.

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EFSAS comments on Democracy in India and elections in Karnataka state

Elections were contested bitterly with neither side giving an inch, however the verdict was accepted with grace and humility.

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