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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: India’s 2024 General Elections: the world’s largest democratic exercise of a staggering scale and with weighty issues

India’s 2024 General Elections: the world’s largest democratic exercise of a staggering scale and with weighty issues

The Indian General Elections will, by far, be the world’s largest democratic exercise, with nearly one…
Publication: Pakistani Judges accuse the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of interfering in judicial matters

Pakistani Judges accuse the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of interfering in judicial matters

The tussle between the judiciary and the establishment that threatens to break out in the coming days…
Publication: Terrorists target core Pakistani interests this past week, with the most damaging attack being the one on Chinese engineers

Terrorists target core Pakistani interests this past week, with the most damaging attack being the one on Chinese engineers

The Shangla suicide attack evoked a strong response from Beijing, which asked Islamabad to punish the…
Publication: As Pakistan’s pro-terror policies backfire, it opts to escalate tensions with the Taliban by carrying out air strikes in Afghanistan

As Pakistan’s pro-terror policies backfire, it opts to escalate tensions with the Taliban by carrying out air strikes in Afghanistan

On 18 March, Pakistan carried out airstrikes inside Afghanistan in retaliation to the killing of the…
Publication: India’s $100 billion trade deal with the 4-nation European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

India’s $100 billion trade deal with the 4-nation European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

New Delhi signed a trade deal on 10 March with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) nations comprising…
Publication: Another two extremist Pakistanis charged in a Dutch court for calls to murder far-right leader Geert Wilders

Another two extremist Pakistanis charged in a Dutch court for calls to murder far-right leader Geert Wilders

A Dutch court had said that it had charged two Pakistani nationals over public calls for the murder of…
Publication: India’s expanding diplomatic footprint in a fast paced and rapidly shifting international environment

India’s expanding diplomatic footprint in a fast paced and rapidly shifting international environment

The pace and scale of Indian diplomatic activity has picked up consistently over the past several years...
Publication: The Taliban skips the Doha United Nations conference even as the Durand Line dispute heats up again

The Taliban skips the Doha United Nations conference even as the Durand Line dispute heats up again

Within Afghanistan, recent statements by senior Taliban officials rejecting the contentious Durand Line…