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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 resumption of the democratic process in Jammu & Kashmir augurs well

The resumption of the democratic process in Jammu & Kashmir augurs well

The trend in the two phases in which voting has already taken place has demonstrated the keen interest…
Publication: The international community’s failure to nail Pakistan twelve long years after the Mumbai terrorist attacks is unacceptable

The international community’s failure to nail Pakistan twelve long years after the Mumbai terrorist attacks is unacceptable

The 26/11 attacks were among the most brazen, audacious and gruesome acts of terror ever witnessed...
Publication: India’s sound decision to exit the China-led Asia-Pacific RCEP

India’s sound decision to exit the China-led Asia-Pacific RCEP

The Indian government’s decision to opt out of the RCEP was welcomed by most sections of the Indian political…
Publication: The possible impact on South Asia of Joe Biden’s victory: China and Afghanistan policies will hold the key

The possible impact on South Asia of Joe Biden’s victory: China and Afghanistan policies will hold the key

For the three larger countries of South Asia, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the impact of the change…
Publication: Amidst the pandemic terrorism continues unabated in Afghanistan and raises its ugly head again in Europe

Amidst the pandemic terrorism continues unabated in Afghanistan and raises its ugly head again in Europe

Incidents in Kabul, France and Vienna have once again demonstrated that no region is insulated from the…
Publication: The maturing and deepening of the India – US relationship has been hastened by China’s expansionist designs

The maturing and deepening of the India – US relationship has been hastened by China’s expansionist designs

The circumstances surrounding the holding of the meeting, convey a lot about where the relationship between…
Publication: Chaos reigns in Pakistan as the army kidnaps a provincial police chief amidst opposition protests

Chaos reigns in Pakistan as the army kidnaps a provincial police chief amidst opposition protests

The night before the rally the government embarked on mass detentions and arrested about 500 opposition…
Publication: 22 October 1947: The darkest day in the history of Jammu & Kashmir

22 October 1947: The darkest day in the history of Jammu & Kashmir

Major General Akbar Khan fixed 22 October 1947 as the date on which the attack on J&K would be launched...