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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 11-06-2021

Pakistan & Uyghurs

     New EFSAS Study Paper

State Sponsored Terror

     EFSAS Commentary 04-06-2021

Hamid Mir vs PAK Military






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 comments on Pakistan’s complicity in the atrocities against the Uyghurs

Islamabad has no hesitation in giving China the clean chit in Xinjiang, which translates into an unconditional rejection of the reality.

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EFSAS Study Paper: State-Sponsored Terrorism and the Case of Afghanistan

One of the perhaps most difficult modes of financing to combat is the sponsorship of a Terrorist Organization by another State.

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EFSAS comments on the removal of Hamid Mir from Geo and its implications

Nowhere as markedly as in Pakistan, the tendency towards absolute silencing of dissenting voices, especially in the media, is deepening.

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EFSAS comments on the international community's role in Myanmar

Fighting has intensified in Myanmar near the border of Shan and Kayah states, with dozens of people killed and thousands fleeing.

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