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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: Timing of differences between NSCN (IM) and the Indian government raises suspicions of a Chinese hand

Timing of differences between NSCN (IM) and the Indian government raises suspicions of a Chinese hand

The NSCN (IM) has been in talks with the Indian government to find a political solution to the Naga issue…
Publication: Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka: The electorate’s choice of greater authoritarianism could prove to be problematic

Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka: The electorate’s choice of greater authoritarianism could prove to be problematic

After a surprising five year hiatus, the return of the Rajapaksa family at the helm through the election…
Publication: The stalemate on the India-China border and the wooing of India by the United States

The stalemate on the India-China border and the wooing of India by the United States

Despite the plethora of US protestations of support, India, recognizes the risks of wholeheartedly aligning…
Publication: The Dragon persists with spewing toxicity into South Asia

The Dragon persists with spewing toxicity into South Asia

The smaller and more economically vulnerable countries of South Asia could present to China as suitable…
Publication: The easy flow of illicit Chinese weapons into Myanmar poses threats to regional security and stability

The easy flow of illicit Chinese weapons into Myanmar poses threats to regional security and stability

On 23 June a large consignment of Chinese-made weapons in Mae Sot district on the Thai side of the Myanmar-Thailand…
Publication: Pakistan’s behind-the-scenes role in thwarting intra-Afghan talks is shrouded in intensified Taliban violence

Pakistan’s behind-the-scenes role in thwarting intra-Afghan talks is shrouded in intensified Taliban violence

The US reiterated with more seriousness, both carrot and stick in hand, that it wanted Pakistan to get…
Publication: US State Department reiterates Pakistan’s impenitent pursuit of terror: Critical revisit of the global anti-terror architecture is overdue

US State Department reiterates Pakistan’s impenitent pursuit of terror: Critical revisit of the global anti-terror architecture is overdue

PM Khan eulogized Osama bin Laden in comments that were meant to highlight Pakistan’s self-claimed contribution…
Publication: China may well rue pushing India to the crossroads and possibly toward the United States

China may well rue pushing India to the crossroads and possibly toward the United States

India has so far been steadfast in its reluctance to become so closely associated with the US that the…