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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: China’s perversion of 'Consensus' displays its abject disregard for a Rule-Based International Order

China’s perversion of 'Consensus' displays its abject disregard for a Rule-Based International Order

Two statements by the Chinese government in the last few days have brought to the fore the country’s…
Publication: Pakistan’s flimsy claims at UNGA and conflicting actions back home

Pakistan’s flimsy claims at UNGA and conflicting actions back home

Qureshi’s speech at the UNGA proved to be a glaring exercise of diplomatic rhetoric when he was asked…
Publication: Elections in Maldives – Setback for Beijing’s imperialism

Elections in Maldives – Setback for Beijing’s imperialism

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih overwhelmingly won the majority vote over the incumbent President Abdulla Yameen…
Publication: Nawaz Sharif’s release has queered the pitch for the Military Establishment and PM Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif’s release has queered the pitch for the Military Establishment and PM Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif’s release from prison at this juncture does raise the question of why the establishment…
Publication: Pakistan’s New Government: Rapidly losing credibility

Pakistan’s New Government: Rapidly losing credibility

The new Pakistani government has displayed an acute lack of astuteness in its first few months, whether…
Publication: The US – India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue has the potential to be a Game-Changer for the Indo-Pacific

The US – India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue has the potential to be a Game-Changer for the Indo-Pacific

The 2+2 format is reflective of the deepening of bilateral ties. US and India only use this format with…
Publication: Pakistan’s new government has a tumultuous start on the Foreign Policy front

Pakistan’s new government has a tumultuous start on the Foreign Policy front

US-Pakistan relations have been in the doldrums for quite some time. The US initiative to re-engage is…
Publication: Europe’s envisioned role in the Middle East and South Asia: Only to succeed on the basis of equal partnerships

Europe’s envisioned role in the Middle East and South Asia: Only to succeed on the basis of equal partnerships

Within the past week, slight diplomatic quakes could be felt globally as multiple European leaders have…