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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: As it grapples with challenges inherited from Imran Khan, the focus of Pakistan’s new government should be on regional peace

As it grapples with challenges inherited from Imran Khan, the focus of Pakistan’s new government should be on regional peace

The whole of South Asia will stand to gain significantly from the economic integration that resolution…
Publication: The weight of the Army Chief’s pronouncements have been subdued by the din of the political farce playing out in Pakistan

The weight of the Army Chief’s pronouncements have been subdued by the din of the political farce playing out in Pakistan

While the unfolding political developments took up much of the imagination, they also had the effect…
Publication: The women of Afghanistan bear the brunt as the Taliban reveals its true colours and enforces a truly repressive regime

The women of Afghanistan bear the brunt as the Taliban reveals its true colours and enforces a truly repressive regime

Over the past few days, girls have been banned from going to school beyond the sixth grade, women have…
Publication: After ensnaring Sri Lanka in a debt trap, China turns a blind eye as the country’s economic woes turn critical

After ensnaring Sri Lanka in a debt trap, China turns a blind eye as the country’s economic woes turn critical

A major problem that the country is facing is its huge foreign debt burden, and it owes over $5 billion…
Publication: A broader, tougher, response is needed to deter Pakistan’s sponsorship of violent criminal acts in Europe

A broader, tougher, response is needed to deter Pakistan’s sponsorship of violent criminal acts in Europe

The court proceedings and the investigations by British and Dutch agencies revealed that there was more…
Publication: The tragic terror attack on a Shia mosque in Peshawar underscores the pitfalls of Pakistan’s policy of promoting extremists

The tragic terror attack on a Shia mosque in Peshawar underscores the pitfalls of Pakistan’s policy of promoting extremists

The attack on the Kucha Risaldar mosque, one of the oldest in the area, was among the deadliest in years…
Publication: South Asia’s reaction to the invasion of Ukraine has been self-interest driven

South Asia’s reaction to the invasion of Ukraine has been self-interest driven

Like the rest of the world, the vast majority of South Asians have been moved deeply by the tragedy that…
Publication: Indian humanitarian aid to Afghanistan via Pakistan is a welcome development that benefits all three countries

Indian humanitarian aid to Afghanistan via Pakistan is a welcome development that benefits all three countries

Any observer of South Asia would be aware of how implausible the prospect of Indian wheat being transported…