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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: Worryingly for Islamabad, its deep economic crisis is causing Pakistan-administered Jammu & Kashmir to become restive

Worryingly for Islamabad, its deep economic crisis is causing Pakistan-administered Jammu & Kashmir to become restive

Pakistan has less than $3.7 billion left in its State Bank, which is enough to cover just three weeks…
Publication: With two big elections coming up, a look at where Bangladesh stands today

With two big elections coming up, a look at where Bangladesh stands today

During Sheikh Hasina’s 13 years in power, Bangladesh has thrived as one of the fastest-growing economies…
Publication: Pakistan needs to put its divided house in order if it is serious about the much needed peace talks with India

Pakistan needs to put its divided house in order if it is serious about the much needed peace talks with India

Any talk of reconciliation between long estranged neighbours India and Pakistan can only be welcomed...
Publication: China persists with exploiting vulnerable neighbours by contracting with the Taliban to extract oil from the Amu Darya basin

China persists with exploiting vulnerable neighbours by contracting with the Taliban to extract oil from the Amu Darya basin

It would surely take a country with very little scruples to sign oil exploitation contracts with a Taliban…
Publication: India’s External Affairs Minister, on a visit to Austria, urges European nations to condemn terrorism emanating from Pakistan

India’s External Affairs Minister, on a visit to Austria, urges European nations to condemn terrorism emanating from Pakistan

India’s External Affairs Minister undertook a visit to Cyprus and Austria at the turn of the New Year,…
Publication: After a turbulent year South Asia will be hoping for a better 2023, but for that China’s predatory designs will have to cease

After a turbulent year South Asia will be hoping for a better 2023, but for that China’s predatory designs will have to cease

The year 2021 in South Asia was in large part defined by the horrors that the COVID-19 pandemic, the…
Publication: Pakistan’s struggling people need aid and support, not hollow inconsequential rhetoric meant to distract them from their woes

Pakistan’s struggling people need aid and support, not hollow inconsequential rhetoric meant to distract them from their woes

The prospects of dialogue and rapprochement between India and Pakistan may today seem a distant dream,…
Publication: The US’ prognosis for India’s future is upbeat, and its support and broader world events are propelling this assessment

The US’ prognosis for India’s future is upbeat, and its support and broader world events are propelling this assessment

Statements emanating from US officials in recent days have been even more forthcoming, and they serve…