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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: Formation of the Apni Party in Jammu & Kashmir: Has the thaw begun?

Formation of the Apni Party in Jammu & Kashmir: Has the thaw begun?

The fact that some form of political activity is resuming in J&K and is potentially waking the state…
Publication: The US – Taliban Agreement: Vindication of terrorism and betrayal of the common Afghan

The US – Taliban Agreement: Vindication of terrorism and betrayal of the common Afghan

The US – Taliban agreement legitimized the Taliban as the key player in Afghanistan and catapulted the…
Publication: President Trump’s visit to India: Prime Minister Modi’s government has been the real gainer

President Trump’s visit to India: Prime Minister Modi’s government has been the real gainer

The US and India announced three memorandums of understanding on mental health, the safety of medical…
Publication: The ‘disappearance’ of Masood Azhar on the eve of the FATF plenary demonstrates Pakistan’s chicanery

The ‘disappearance’ of Masood Azhar on the eve of the FATF plenary demonstrates Pakistan’s chicanery

The pressure exerted by the FATF has eventually constrained Pakistan to, at least temporarily, act against…
Publication: Bankruptcy of Pakistan’s seesawing counter-terrorism policy: The ‘escape’ of a dreaded terrorist and ‘conviction’ of another

Bankruptcy of Pakistan’s seesawing counter-terrorism policy: The ‘escape’ of a dreaded terrorist and ‘conviction’ of another

A prominent leader of a ruthless Pakistani terrorist organization whose targets were predominantly Pakistani…
Publication: Pakistan’s growing desperation on the Jammu & Kashmir issue is becoming increasingly evident

Pakistan’s growing desperation on the Jammu & Kashmir issue is becoming increasingly evident

An independent research branch of the US Congress, the CRS released its second report on Kashmir in…
Publication: Manzoor Pashteen’s arrest: the Pakistani military establishment’s vile attempt at regaining lost face may backfire

Manzoor Pashteen’s arrest: the Pakistani military establishment’s vile attempt at regaining lost face may backfire

Despite being on the radar of the military establishment for quite some time now, Pashteen, unlike some…
Publication: India’s invitation to Imran Khan for the SCO Summit is a rare opportunity that Pakistan can ill-afford to fritter away

India’s invitation to Imran Khan for the SCO Summit is a rare opportunity that Pakistan can ill-afford to fritter away

Despite the SCO meet being at least 8 months away, speculation on whether Imran Khan will accept the…