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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 Indian government’s peace pact with the United Liberation Front of Assam is another step towards lasting peace in the North-East

The Indian government’s peace pact with the United Liberation Front of Assam is another step towards lasting peace in the North-East

The Indian government announced on 29 December that it had concluded a “historic” tripartite peace deal…
Publication: South Asia in 2023 | A mixed year in which some nations marched ahead while others stuttered and floundered

South Asia in 2023 | A mixed year in which some nations marched ahead while others stuttered and floundered

Besides Pakistan, other prominent South Asian countries, Bangladesh and India among them, will go to…
Publication: Counterintuitive happenings in Pakistan suggest a political scenario over which nobody seems to have full control

Counterintuitive happenings in Pakistan suggest a political scenario over which nobody seems to have full control

There is an impression of a confused nation whose powerful Army Chief is attempting to carry out diplomacy…
Publication: India’s Supreme Court pronounces its verdict on the withdrawal of Article 370 pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir

India’s Supreme Court pronounces its verdict on the withdrawal of Article 370 pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir

A five-judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court on 11 December ruled that the Article, which had…
Publication: Manzoor Pashteen’s fresh detention allegedly by spy agencies will not quell the Pashtun movement

Manzoor Pashteen’s fresh detention allegedly by spy agencies will not quell the Pashtun movement

A typically brazen and unsavoury move by a military establishment that is seeking to seal and restate…
Publication: The juggernaut of Indian democracy marches on as keenly contested elections are held in 5 states

The juggernaut of Indian democracy marches on as keenly contested elections are held in 5 states

Voting for the elections in five Indian states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, and…
Publication: China’s backing of Myanmar’s Junta against pro-democracy groups is backfiring even as the Rohingya issue is back in focus

China’s backing of Myanmar’s Junta against pro-democracy groups is backfiring even as the Rohingya issue is back in focus

Under the ICJ’s rules, the declarations by the six countries and The Maldives mean that these countries…
Publication: The Fifth India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was another important milestone in a rapidly advancing strategic partnership

The Fifth India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was another important milestone in a rapidly advancing strategic partnership

The 2+2 format has turned out to be a useful tool for India and the US to better understand and appreciate…