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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: The radical threat to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and the EU resolution highlighting Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan

The radical threat to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and the EU resolution highlighting Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan

Despite the Taliban showing its true gory colours, it is nothing short of a wonder that Pakistan is still…
Publication: As humanitarian aid to Afghans assumes priority, Pakistan’s pressure to recognize the Taliban is worrisome

As humanitarian aid to Afghans assumes priority, Pakistan’s pressure to recognize the Taliban is worrisome

All members of the international community must address the grim humanitarian crisis that has already…
Publication: Pakistan plays the villain again as the ISI chief visits Kabul amidst raging anti-Pakistan protests

Pakistan plays the villain again as the ISI chief visits Kabul amidst raging anti-Pakistan protests

ISI chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed was in Kabul to declare Pakistan’s overlordship over Taliban…
Publication: The Taliban acknowledges India’s role in Afghanistan while Pakistan warns of another 9/11

The Taliban acknowledges India’s role in Afghanistan while Pakistan warns of another 9/11

Pakistan has been propagating the line that an economic crisis will consume Afghanistan in the absence…
Publication: The US exit from Afghanistan is questionable but China lacks the credentials to claim higher moral ground

The US exit from Afghanistan is questionable but China lacks the credentials to claim higher moral ground

China’s endeavor to project the US as an unreliable and unethical partner and thereby stake claim to…
Publication: The great Afghan surrender may herald an inglorious end to the US-led world order that Pakistan helped hasten

The great Afghan surrender may herald an inglorious end to the US-led world order that Pakistan helped hasten

The rapidity and ease with which the Taliban reached and took over Kabul may have surprised many, including…
Publication: Bangladeshi opposition forces are weaponizing the radical Hefazat-e-Islam to overthrow the Sheikh Hasina government

Bangladeshi opposition forces are weaponizing the radical Hefazat-e-Islam to overthrow the Sheikh Hasina government

Since the JeI was de-registered as a political party by the Bangladesh Supreme Court in 2013, Pakistan…
Publication: The Taliban excesses that have pervaded Afghanistan will lead to disaster for Afghans if left unchecked

The Taliban excesses that have pervaded Afghanistan will lead to disaster for Afghans if left unchecked

Taliban has re-imposed its radical version of the Shariat in the areas that it has brought under its…