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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: India seems to dominate the Jammu & Kashmir narrative on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly

India seems to dominate the Jammu & Kashmir narrative on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly

The direction in which the India–Pakistan confabulation was heading became strikingly evident at the…
Publication: The United States – Taliban talks are “dead”, and it is the Taliban that has gained

The United States – Taliban talks are “dead”, and it is the Taliban that has gained

It is astounding that without gaining anything tangible in return, the United States gifted the Taliban…
Publication: The ‘special and privileged strategic partnership’ between Russia and India

The ‘special and privileged strategic partnership’ between Russia and India

Indian Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin held the 20th India-Russia annual bilateral…
Publication: Strange negotiations in an incongruous environment do not portend well for peace in Afghanistan

Strange negotiations in an incongruous environment do not portend well for peace in Afghanistan

The milieu in which Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, has…
Publication: The Asia-Pacific Group’s scathing evaluation report limits Pakistan’s options in Jammu & Kashmir

The Asia-Pacific Group’s scathing evaluation report limits Pakistan’s options in Jammu & Kashmir

Pakistan has been under the FATF’s scanner since June 2018 when it had been put on the grey-list for…
Publication: The potentially nocuous impact of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on Jammu & Kashmir

The potentially nocuous impact of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on Jammu & Kashmir

Neither Afghanistan nor India has much faith in Pakistan in view of the destructive role that the country…
Publication: Pakistan’s eminent culpability in the dilution of Article 370 relating to Jammu & Kashmir

Pakistan’s eminent culpability in the dilution of Article 370 relating to Jammu & Kashmir

Pakistan has, meanwhile, not covered itself in glory in its handling of the parts of Jammu & Kashmir…
Publication: India revoking the Special Status of J&K - Betrayal of history

India revoking the Special Status of J&K - Betrayal of history

Scrapping of Article 370, has broken the solemn pledge made by the Indian State to the people of Kashmir…