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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: A faltering China presents opportunities that India and other democracies can capitalize upon

A faltering China presents opportunities that India and other democracies can capitalize upon

China is under the most intense scrutiny as it allegedly tried to stop information about the virus from…
Publication: Why Pakistan poses multifarious challenges for those seeking to curb its sponsorship of Terrorism

Why Pakistan poses multifarious challenges for those seeking to curb its sponsorship of Terrorism

In dealing with an obdurate and case-hardened entity such as the Pakistani military establishment, just…
Publication: Undesirable and avoidable fresh security challenges may detract from the complex battle that South Asia is waging against COVID-19

Undesirable and avoidable fresh security challenges may detract from the complex battle that South Asia is waging against COVID-19

The South Asian region, which comprises just 4 percent of the world’s total land area but is a densely-packed…
Publication: Pakistan’s role in the Kabul Gurdwara attack has been established, and its mounting despondency is becoming starkly evident

Pakistan’s role in the Kabul Gurdwara attack has been established, and its mounting despondency is becoming starkly evident

The NDS, meanwhile, released a statement in which it confirmed the arrest of Aslam Farooqi for his involvement…
Publication: Did US gratitude for Afghanistan and the ISI’s dire need for fresh terrorist faces in J&K precipitate the release of Omar Sheikh?

Did US gratitude for Afghanistan and the ISI’s dire need for fresh terrorist faces in J&K precipitate the release of Omar Sheikh?

Reports indicate that the Sindh High Court on 2 April, converted the death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed…
Publication: Despite loud confessions of guilt by ISIS over the Kabul Gurdwara terrorist attack, the orchestrators might actually be different

Despite loud confessions of guilt by ISIS over the Kabul Gurdwara terrorist attack, the orchestrators might actually be different

In essence, what several experts believe is that the ISKP serves as a red herring for the Haqqani network.
Publication: Misplaced and unwarranted political remarks show Pakistan in a very poor light during SAARC COVID-19 video conference

Misplaced and unwarranted political remarks show Pakistan in a very poor light during SAARC COVID-19 video conference

Although it doubtlessly had been dictated by the Pakistani military establishment, the misplaced political…
Publication: Formation of the Apni Party in Jammu & Kashmir: Has the thaw begun?

Formation of the Apni Party in Jammu & Kashmir: Has the thaw begun?

The fact that some form of political activity is resuming in J&K and is potentially waking the state…