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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 07-05-2021

EU Resolution on Pak

     EFSAS Newsletter April 2021

EFSAS Newsletter

     EFSAS Commentary 30-04-2021

India's Covid-19 crisis






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 the EU Parliament resolution on Human Rights in Pakistan

The resolution adopted was scathing in its criticism and expressed “deep concern” at the prevailing anti-French sentiment in Pakistan.

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EFSAS comments on India's COVID crisis and its international dimensions

With a large number of people contracting COVID-19 daily, India’s health infrastructure has come under unfathomable strain.

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EFSAS comments on counter-terrorism policy of Bangladesh & Pakistan

The attitudes and policies that the two Muslim-majority countries have chosen to adopt vis-à-vis terrorism are very contrasting.

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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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