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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: As the Afghan peace process is internationalized, the gains of the last 20 years need to be protected

As the Afghan peace process is internationalized, the gains of the last 20 years need to be protected

Some regional powers have already initiated parallel steps and processes to the US-led one with the aim…
Publication: The India-Pakistan relationship signals seriousness, but optimism needs to be tempered with abundant caution

The India-Pakistan relationship signals seriousness, but optimism needs to be tempered with abundant caution

The encouraging exchanges at the highest levels of both sides were closely followed by a string of events…
Publication: The Indian Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to Dhaka promises to be a potent mix of deliverables and symbolisms

The Indian Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to Dhaka promises to be a potent mix of deliverables and symbolisms

A range of issues are likely to be discussed during the scheduled meeting between Sheikh Hasina and Modi,…
Publication: Research shows that FATF grey-listing from 2008 to 2019 has caused losses of over $38 billion to Pakistan's GDP

Research shows that FATF grey-listing from 2008 to 2019 has caused losses of over $38 billion to Pakistan's GDP

The political and diplomatic setbacks that the country has had to face have been compounded by the economic…
Publication: The India-Pakistan ceasefire has revived hope in these times of gloom and uncertainty

The India-Pakistan ceasefire has revived hope in these times of gloom and uncertainty

The 22 February agreement was not strictly a fresh ceasefire agreement but a commitment to uphold the…
Publication: Wayward sections of the Indian media are not only harming the country’s interests but also its image abroad

Wayward sections of the Indian media are not only harming the country’s interests but also its image abroad

The wayward sections of the present day media in India have all but surrendered their primary responsibilities…
Publication: The India - China agreement to disengage at Pangong Lake is welcome, but more needs to be done

The India - China agreement to disengage at Pangong Lake is welcome, but more needs to be done

The two countries held several rounds of military and diplomatic-level talks, the last of which, yielded…
Publication: Pakistan’s phony ‘solidarity’ with Jammu & Kashmir put in perspective

Pakistan’s phony ‘solidarity’ with Jammu & Kashmir put in perspective

Pakistan’s ‘solidarity’ with Kashmir is, without question, purely in pursuit of its own selfish interests...