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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 killing of Pakistani dissidents abroad is a dangerous trend that urgently needs to be arrested

The killing of Pakistani dissidents abroad is a dangerous trend that urgently needs to be arrested

News of Karima’s death was received with shock by human rights groups, Baloch activists, politicians…
Publication: Recent developments pertaining to Sudan and Morocco could hold valuable lessons for Pakistan

Recent developments pertaining to Sudan and Morocco could hold valuable lessons for Pakistan

Two major recent developments related to distant Africa, nevertheless hold lessons for South Asia, especially…
Publication: The framework agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban is a welcome sign, but the violence still rages

The framework agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban is a welcome sign, but the violence still rages

The intra-Afghan peace process, which had commenced in mid-September after the controversial and dragged-out…
Publication: The resumption of the democratic process in Jammu & Kashmir augurs well

The resumption of the democratic process in Jammu & Kashmir augurs well

The trend in the two phases in which voting has already taken place has demonstrated the keen interest…
Publication: The international community’s failure to nail Pakistan twelve long years after the Mumbai terrorist attacks is unacceptable

The international community’s failure to nail Pakistan twelve long years after the Mumbai terrorist attacks is unacceptable

The 26/11 attacks were among the most brazen, audacious and gruesome acts of terror ever witnessed...
Publication: India’s sound decision to exit the China-led Asia-Pacific RCEP

India’s sound decision to exit the China-led Asia-Pacific RCEP

The Indian government’s decision to opt out of the RCEP was welcomed by most sections of the Indian political…
Publication: The possible impact on South Asia of Joe Biden’s victory: China and Afghanistan policies will hold the key

The possible impact on South Asia of Joe Biden’s victory: China and Afghanistan policies will hold the key

For the three larger countries of South Asia, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the impact of the change…
Publication: Amidst the pandemic terrorism continues unabated in Afghanistan and raises its ugly head again in Europe

Amidst the pandemic terrorism continues unabated in Afghanistan and raises its ugly head again in Europe

Incidents in Kabul, France and Vienna have once again demonstrated that no region is insulated from the…