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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: Sri Lankan Presidential Elections: Issues that confront President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan Presidential Elections: Issues that confront President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka, in recent years, is a nation plagued by a deep ethnic and religious distrust and division,…
Publication: Pakistan’s promotion of terrorism and dismal anti-terror record highlighted by the US State Department

Pakistan’s promotion of terrorism and dismal anti-terror record highlighted by the US State Department

The United States (US) Department of State on 1 November 2019 released its Country Report on Terrorism…
Publication: Pakistan's triple M: Maulana, March & Military

Pakistan's triple M: Maulana, March & Military

Opinion is divided on the degree of success that the march has had thus far, and on how it will pan out…
Publication: India’s unreciprocated ‘One China Policy’ is strategically not sound

India’s unreciprocated ‘One China Policy’ is strategically not sound

India has, since 1949, been supporting the ‘One China Policy’ and also played an important role in China’s…
Publication: Boisterous outcry over the Rohingyas and deafening silence on Uyghurs, exhibits the brutal price of China’s Belt and Road Initiative     

Boisterous outcry over the Rohingyas and deafening silence on Uyghurs, exhibits the brutal price of China’s Belt and Road Initiative     

China’s oppression of the Muslim minority and silence of the Islamic world have established a reality…
Publication: The format of the Modi - Xi Jinping informal summit can help overcome challenges in bilateral ties

The format of the Modi - Xi Jinping informal summit can help overcome challenges in bilateral ties

Among the issues discussed at the summit, trade, unsurprisingly, figured prominently given that the volume…
Publication: Despite scathing indictment by Asia Pacific Group, Pakistan likely to remain on FATF’s grey list

Despite scathing indictment by Asia Pacific Group, Pakistan likely to remain on FATF’s grey list

The upcoming Paris meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) from 13 to 18 October has been tense…
Publication: The unmistakable bluster in Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s harangue at the UNGA

The unmistakable bluster in Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s harangue at the UNGA

Khan’s reiteration of some of his more sensational, divisive and dangerous thoughts and views in the…