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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: US-Afghanistan relations: Alternative narratives and strategies needed while aiming for long-term peace

US-Afghanistan relations: Alternative narratives and strategies needed while aiming for long-term peace

This week marks one year since President Donald Trump released his new strategy to tackle the Taliban…
Publication: Protests erupt in Pakistan Administered Jammu & Kashmir against Neo-Colonization and exploitation by Pakistan

Protests erupt in Pakistan Administered Jammu & Kashmir against Neo-Colonization and exploitation by Pakistan

Pakistan, through underground tunnels, is diverting the flow of the Neelum river away from Muzaffarabad…
Publication: India’s inclusion in Tier 1 of the US' STA List: Snub to China and concern for Pakistan

India’s inclusion in Tier 1 of the US' STA List: Snub to China and concern for Pakistan

The United States through a federal notification issued on 3 August 2018 has moved India into Tier 1…
Publication: Bangladesh's deadly War on Drugs

Bangladesh's deadly War on Drugs

The current Philippines-style campaign in Bangladesh is widely condemned by civil society organizations,…
Publication: 2018 Pakistan Elections: 'With the Army and not against it'

2018 Pakistan Elections: 'With the Army and not against it'

Despite the remarkably rare successive transition to democratic rule, the 2018 Pakistani elections could…
Publication: Plight of the Pakistani Electorate: Wedged between attacks of the Islamic State and intimidation by the Military Establishment

Plight of the Pakistani Electorate: Wedged between attacks of the Islamic State and intimidation by the Military Establishment

In a barbaric suicide attack on an election rally in Mastung in Balochistan province on 13 July, a suicide…
Publication: New weapons of Pakistani Military Establishment ahead of Elections: Judicial Coup & Mainstreaming of Terrorists

New weapons of Pakistani Military Establishment ahead of Elections: Judicial Coup & Mainstreaming of Terrorists

An accountability court in Pakistan on 6 July sentenced deposed PM Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the PML-N,…
Publication: Deadly attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan and rise of IS in the region

Deadly attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan and rise of IS in the region

On 1 July 2018, a suicide attack carried out in the Afghan city of Jalalabad claimed the lives of at…