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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: Perspicacious inquisition by the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering does not bode well for Pakistan

Perspicacious inquisition by the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering does not bode well for Pakistan

The FATF will soon decide on whether a significant punitive downgrade to the black list was warranted…
Publication: Pakistan’s latest IMF bailout will not succeed without major cuts in the defense budget

Pakistan’s latest IMF bailout will not succeed without major cuts in the defense budget

Despite managing to squeeze about $7 billion out of Saudia Arabia, China and the United Arab Emirates,…
Publication: Beijing lifting its hold on Masood Azhar interrelated with CPEC, BRI and China's strategic expansionism

Beijing lifting its hold on Masood Azhar interrelated with CPEC, BRI and China's strategic expansionism

Beijing lifting its hold over the proscription of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist delicately overlaps…
Publication: Terror attacks in Sri Lanka: Could South Asia become a prospective hotbed of the Islamic State?

Terror attacks in Sri Lanka: Could South Asia become a prospective hotbed of the Islamic State?

IS could take advantage of the chaotic situation in countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan in order…
Publication: The real tragedy of the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka is that they could have been averted

The real tragedy of the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka is that they could have been averted

Nine suicide bombers, including at least one woman, carried out as many as 8 high intensity blasts in…
Publication: Parliamentary election results in the Maldives: An affirmation of democracy that needs to be capitalized upon

Parliamentary election results in the Maldives: An affirmation of democracy that needs to be capitalized upon

President Solih welcomed the victory and termed the people of the country as the election’s “biggest…
Publication: The complex search for a solution in Afghanistan: US, Afghan Government, Taliban and blatant Pakistani interference

The complex search for a solution in Afghanistan: US, Afghan Government, Taliban and blatant Pakistani interference

The complexity of the issues that are there on the table, the widely divergent visions for Afghanistan…
Publication: Pakistan’s liaison with terrorism is at a crossroads

Pakistan’s liaison with terrorism is at a crossroads

A number of worries have consumed the Pakistani leadership in recent weeks in fields as diverse as economics,…