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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: Coup in Myanmar exposes how toothless and dysfunctional the rusty international order is

Coup in Myanmar exposes how toothless and dysfunctional the rusty international order is

Efforts of the democratically inclined section of the international community to even issue a joint statement…
Publication: One of the prime contributors to India’s global standing, its COVID-dented economy needs careful nurturing

One of the prime contributors to India’s global standing, its COVID-dented economy needs careful nurturing

The scale of the disruption that the pandemic has caused has meant that the current downturn needs to…
Publication: The early signals from the Biden administration on South Asia are along expected lines

The early signals from the Biden administration on South Asia are along expected lines

The international community has placed a lot of hope on Biden undoing most of the harm that Trump had…
Publication: China, India, US and the significance of the Tibetan Policy and Support Act

China, India, US and the significance of the Tibetan Policy and Support Act

On 21 December, the US stood up strongly for the rights of the long-suffering people of Tibet by adopting…
Publication: Nepal’s self-centered political leadership has repeatedly failed its people

Nepal’s self-centered political leadership has repeatedly failed its people

The voters have tried all political parties, but no party has been able to rise above the greed for power…
Publication: The burgeoning Turkey - Pakistan relationship poses multiple serious threats to the international order

The burgeoning Turkey - Pakistan relationship poses multiple serious threats to the international order

The inclination toward Islamism and regression is one of the threads that in recent years has united…
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…