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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: Intended US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty): Security threat to the world

Intended US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty): Security threat to the world

In October 2018, US President Donald Trump, announced his intention to withdraw from the INF accord,…
Publication: Kartarpur corridor raises hopes of India-Pakistan thaw, but Terrorism still remains the primary issue

Kartarpur corridor raises hopes of India-Pakistan thaw, but Terrorism still remains the primary issue

The decision to open the Kartarpur corridor taken by India and Pakistan last week represents a welcome…
Publication: Attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi: Wake-up call for Pakistan and China to address grievances of the Baloch

Attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi: Wake-up call for Pakistan and China to address grievances of the Baloch

In an attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, three armed assailants of…
Publication: Amritsar terrorist attack: Pakistan’s desperation to revive militancy in Punjab, India

Amritsar terrorist attack: Pakistan’s desperation to revive militancy in Punjab, India

The Amritsar attack occurred just a few days after Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat cautioned that…
Publication: The Moscow Format for Afghan reconciliation: The perspicuity of the Taliban’s demands is not matched by those of its interlocutors

The Moscow Format for Afghan reconciliation: The perspicuity of the Taliban’s demands is not matched by those of its interlocutors

The Kremlin organized a significant meeting of what has come to be termed as the Moscow Format of engagement…
Publication: Two contrasting incidents in Assam reveal the current reality in the once restive state

Two contrasting incidents in Assam reveal the current reality in the once restive state

Six militants belonging to the hard-line faction of the outlawed Assamese insurgent outfit ULFA-I on…
Publication: EU Election Observation Mission and Oxford University release critical reports on Pakistan

EU Election Observation Mission and Oxford University release critical reports on Pakistan

The report of the EU EOM is a scathing attack on the way the elections were conducted, and is particularly…
Publication: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan prioritizes doles over Human Rights

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan prioritizes doles over Human Rights

Imran Khan's greenness in politics and governance had been exposed soon after he assumed office in August…