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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: Arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba recruit in the US: It is high time the West pins down Pakistan’s ISI

Arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba recruit in the US: It is high time the West pins down Pakistan’s ISI

Several alarming details of the LeT’s modus operandi for identifying and recruiting western targets were…
Publication: Pressure mounts on the Pakistani military establishment to stop its unlawful activities

Pressure mounts on the Pakistani military establishment to stop its unlawful activities

Pakistan’s new Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa inherited a judiciary that was perceived by large sections…
Publication: The US – Taliban Doha talks yield a sketchy draft agreement

The US – Taliban Doha talks yield a sketchy draft agreement

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, in a statement denied reports that agreement had been reached…
Publication: Pakistan Supreme Court’s dubious ruling on Gilgit Baltistan is legally flawed

Pakistan Supreme Court’s dubious ruling on Gilgit Baltistan is legally flawed

On 17 January, the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict that acknowledged that Gilgit Baltistan was a…
Publication: Pressure mounts on Pakistan as a resolution to revoke its major non-NATO ally status is introduced in US Congress

Pressure mounts on Pakistan as a resolution to revoke its major non-NATO ally status is introduced in US Congress

It is not just in the administration or US Congress that calls for terminating Pakistan’s major non-NATO…
Publication: The Chabahar port: A potential game changer for Afghanistan

The Chabahar port: A potential game changer for Afghanistan

The announcement by the Indian government on 7 January of its takeover of operations of a part of Shahid…
Publication: Afghanistan: President Trump’s abrupt withdrawal plan has muddied the waters

Afghanistan: President Trump’s abrupt withdrawal plan has muddied the waters

President Donald Trump reportedly instructed the Pentagon to draw up plans to pull out about half of…
Publication: Pakistan: A call to the UN Secretary-General even as mainstreaming of UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed gathers pace

Pakistan: A call to the UN Secretary-General even as mainstreaming of UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed gathers pace

Two revealing incidents have once again shown up Pakistan’s ceaseless underhand efforts at mainstreaming…