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EFSAS Commentary

EFSAS Commentary

 

Weekly analytical commentary - EFSAS Commentary -  by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) on news, current affairs and political developments in South Asia.  

Publication: Some assumptions of the NATO Defense College’s assessment on Afghanistan could do with a re-visit

Some assumptions of the NATO Defense College’s assessment on Afghanistan could do with a re-visit

The assumption in the paper that Pakistan is no longer interested in a full takeover by the Taliban could…
Publication: Regional antennae are up even if the court mandated political shake-up in Nepal may yield only more instability

Regional antennae are up even if the court mandated political shake-up in Nepal may yield only more instability

As Deuba took oath as Prime Minister on 13 July, a sizeable section of Nepal’s population would have…
Publication: President Biden’s fuzzy justification for withdrawal comes at a time of great disquiet in Afghanistan’s neighbourhood

President Biden’s fuzzy justification for withdrawal comes at a time of great disquiet in Afghanistan’s neighbourhood

The US, in its tearing hurry to leave Afghanistan, has also set a very dangerous precedent by accepting…
Publication: Amidst moves towards political rapprochement in J&K, drone attacks by terrorists have serious implications

Amidst moves towards political rapprochement in J&K, drone attacks by terrorists have serious implications

Despite the drone strikes not achieving much in physical terms, they nevertheless quickly and aptly caught…
Publication: Any leniency towards Pakistan by the FATF will have damaging and long lasting consequences

Any leniency towards Pakistan by the FATF will have damaging and long lasting consequences

Pakistan had been placed on FATF’s grey list in June 2018, and it has remained on the list ever since...
Publication: The long feared civil war seems to have already broken out in Afghanistan, and it threatens to get messy

The long feared civil war seems to have already broken out in Afghanistan, and it threatens to get messy

As violence in Afghanistan spirals even while the foreign troops head out, serious questions are being…
Publication: Pakistan’s rapid descent into a vassal of China and its complicity in the atrocities against the Uyghurs

Pakistan’s rapid descent into a vassal of China and its complicity in the atrocities against the Uyghurs

Islamabad has no hesitation in giving China the clean chit in Xinjiang, which in turn translates into…
Publication: Hamid Mir’s removal from Geo News has damaged Pakistani society and the Military Establishment more

Hamid Mir’s removal from Geo News has damaged Pakistani society and the Military Establishment more

Nowhere as markedly as in Pakistan, the tendency towards absolute silencing of dissenting voices, especially…