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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: United States Institute for Peace report on deepening China–Pakistan military relations inspires calls for the West to wake up

United States Institute for Peace report on deepening China–Pakistan military relations inspires calls for the West to wake up

The China-Pakistan military partnership has deepened significantly over the past decade and is approaching…
Publication: As suspense over IMF bailout ends to its advantage, Sri Lanka must prioritize reforms aimed at redirecting money to the poor

As suspense over IMF bailout ends to its advantage, Sri Lanka must prioritize reforms aimed at redirecting money to the poor

On 20 March IMF announced an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) of $2.9 billion for Sri Lanka, of which about…
Publication: Bipartisan resolution in US Senate affirming Arunachal Pradesh as part of India shows New Delhi’s centrality in Washington’s vision

Bipartisan resolution in US Senate affirming Arunachal Pradesh as part of India shows New Delhi’s centrality in Washington’s vision

A resolution titled ‘Reaffirming the state of Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory and condemning the…
Publication: Imran Khan’s attempted arrest | This is what anarchy is

Imran Khan’s attempted arrest | This is what anarchy is

Khan’s deliberate escalation to avoid arrest has been viewed as a mockery of Pakistan’s judicial system…
Publication: Breaking the US-Russia impasse at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meet in New Delhi

Breaking the US-Russia impasse at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meet in New Delhi

The G20, which includes the world’s 19 wealthiest nations plus the European Union (EU), accounts for…
Publication: US Country Report on Terrorism highlights continued Pakistani focus on India and the grim state of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

US Country Report on Terrorism highlights continued Pakistani focus on India and the grim state of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

The Country Reports on Terrorism 2021 that was released by the Bureau of Counterterrorism of the United…
Publication: A Pakistani General advises dialogue with India and an eminent Bollywood personality reminds Pakistanis of the Mumbai attacks

A Pakistani General advises dialogue with India and an eminent Bollywood personality reminds Pakistanis of the Mumbai attacks

Even if it is Pakistan that today needs normalization of relations with India more desperately than the…
Publication: A year after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, South Asia remains burdened with the costs of a distant war

A year after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, South Asia remains burdened with the costs of a distant war

In addition to the rising death toll brought about by prolongation and escalation of the conflict, the…