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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: Security, aid, elections and traditional institutional interests: The challenges facing Pakistan’s new Army Chief

Security, aid, elections and traditional institutional interests: The challenges facing Pakistan’s new Army Chief

Munir has taken over as COAS at an extremely crucial and volatile time for both Pakistan and the wider…
Publication: As India assumes leadership of the G20, the India-US relationship is bound to grow increasingly stronger

As India assumes leadership of the G20, the India-US relationship is bound to grow increasingly stronger

On the broader contours of the India-US relationship, Finer reiterated the Biden Administration’s commitment…
Publication: A clear majority for one of the two curious coalitions at the 20 November elections in Nepal may bring in much needed stability

A clear majority for one of the two curious coalitions at the 20 November elections in Nepal may bring in much needed stability

The House of Representatives of Nepal is a 275-member body, 165 of which are elected through direct voting…
Publication: The arrest of 14 people in an Islamic State terror plot in the Maldives bares the pitfalls of waning international attention on terrorism

The arrest of 14 people in an Islamic State terror plot in the Maldives bares the pitfalls of waning international attention on terrorism

The arrested individuals had been working with the Islamic State (IS) group and were planning an attack…
Publication: The attack on Imran Khan has deepened the political chaos in Pakistan and it portends uncertain and volatile times

The attack on Imran Khan has deepened the political chaos in Pakistan and it portends uncertain and volatile times

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot and injured during a protest rally in Punjab province…
Publication: Sri Lanka needs urgent solutions to its economic crisis but China’s tardiness has nixed hope of a December IMF bailout

Sri Lanka needs urgent solutions to its economic crisis but China’s tardiness has nixed hope of a December IMF bailout

Sri Lankans continue to be burdened by the worst economic crisis they have ever witnessed, and many have…
Publication: Ayman al-Zawahiri may have freed Pakistan from FATF listing, but that has raised fears of reversion to old terror-happy ways

Ayman al-Zawahiri may have freed Pakistan from FATF listing, but that has raised fears of reversion to old terror-happy ways

Pakistan had been listed by FATF in June 2018 because of “strategic counter-terrorist financing-related…
Publication: Islamabad’s objections notwithstanding, President Biden had ample reason to term Pakistan the most dangerous country

Islamabad’s objections notwithstanding, President Biden had ample reason to term Pakistan the most dangerous country

Biden’s remarks about Pakistan were made at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Reception,…