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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 US – Taliban Doha talks yield a sketchy draft agreement

The US – Taliban Doha talks yield a sketchy draft agreement

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, in a statement denied reports that agreement had been reached…
Publication: Pakistan Supreme Court’s dubious ruling on Gilgit Baltistan is legally flawed

Pakistan Supreme Court’s dubious ruling on Gilgit Baltistan is legally flawed

On 17 January, the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict that acknowledged that Gilgit Baltistan was a…
Publication: Pressure mounts on Pakistan as a resolution to revoke its major non-NATO ally status is introduced in US Congress

Pressure mounts on Pakistan as a resolution to revoke its major non-NATO ally status is introduced in US Congress

It is not just in the administration or US Congress that calls for terminating Pakistan’s major non-NATO…
Publication: The Chabahar port: A potential game changer for Afghanistan

The Chabahar port: A potential game changer for Afghanistan

The announcement by the Indian government on 7 January of its takeover of operations of a part of Shahid…
Publication: Afghanistan: President Trump’s abrupt withdrawal plan has muddied the waters

Afghanistan: President Trump’s abrupt withdrawal plan has muddied the waters

President Donald Trump reportedly instructed the Pentagon to draw up plans to pull out about half of…
Publication: Pakistan: A call to the UN Secretary-General even as mainstreaming of UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed gathers pace

Pakistan: A call to the UN Secretary-General even as mainstreaming of UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed gathers pace

Two revealing incidents have once again shown up Pakistan’s ceaseless underhand efforts at mainstreaming…
Publication: Political and constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka unveils Beijing’s presumptuous appetite for control

Political and constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka unveils Beijing’s presumptuous appetite for control

It is crucial to observe the pivotal role of Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court, which it played in this political…
Publication: Intended US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty): Security threat to the world

Intended US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty): Security threat to the world

In October 2018, US President Donald Trump, announced his intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty,…