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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: The international community must do more in Myanmar to avoid being disregarded as powerless and inconsequential

The international community must do more in Myanmar to avoid being disregarded as powerless and inconsequential

Myanmar, since the 1 February coup, has provided a compelling opportunity for the UN and the international…
Publication: The end of armed insurgency may be nigh in India's Assam

The end of armed insurgency may be nigh in India's Assam

The announcement of a ceasefire has ignited hopes of an eventual end to the violent insurgency waged…
Publication: Violent attacks in Afghanistan and the Maldives threaten nascent advancements on human rights and democracy

Violent attacks in Afghanistan and the Maldives threaten nascent advancements on human rights and democracy

In an era of eroding adherence to democratic practices and slackening respect for human rights, last…
Publication: The European Parliament resolution denouncing the deplorable state of human rights in Pakistan was overdue

The European Parliament resolution denouncing the deplorable state of human rights in Pakistan was overdue

Expressing “deep concern” at the prevailing anti-French sentiment in Pakistan, the resolution referred…
Publication: India’s COVID-19 crisis and some of its international dimensions

India’s COVID-19 crisis and some of its international dimensions

The daily number of infections and deaths has been well over 300,000 and 2000 respectively for the last…
Publication: Bangladesh and Pakistan: acting against extremism versus making a show of acting against extremism

Bangladesh and Pakistan: acting against extremism versus making a show of acting against extremism

The attitudes and the policies that the two Muslim-majority countries have chosen to adopt vis-à-vis…
Publication: Other democracies need to take a cue from the UK’s decision to place Pakistan on its Terror Financing list

Other democracies need to take a cue from the UK’s decision to place Pakistan on its Terror Financing list

Pakistan, in the company of countries such as Iran and North Korea, now figures among the 21 countries…
Publication: Violent protests during Indian PM’s visit may herald the dawn of a potent new extremist entity in Bangladesh

Violent protests during Indian PM’s visit may herald the dawn of a potent new extremist entity in Bangladesh

Some Bangladeshi experts believe that the HIB today has become a front for the JeI, which calls for Shariat…