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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 and Pakistan mark 75 years of independence: a lot has been achieved but much more remains to be done

India and Pakistan mark 75 years of independence: a lot has been achieved but much more remains to be done

India and Pakistan both celebrated their independence from British colonial rule in 1947 this week.
Publication: China’s saber-rattling after Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit may encourage yet more nations to re-visit the ‘One China’ policy

China’s saber-rattling after Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit may encourage yet more nations to re-visit the ‘One China’ policy

Pelosi’s Taiwan visit has exposed many chinks in China’s armor as Beijing’s angst against such US support…
Publication: Zawahiri’s killing in Kabul reiterates the hollowness of the Doha Accord and reignites the debate on Pakistan and terror

Zawahiri’s killing in Kabul reiterates the hollowness of the Doha Accord and reignites the debate on Pakistan and terror

Ayman al-Zawahiri, a trusted lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, had played a key role in the 9/11 attacks…
Publication: The USAID Chief’s visit to India and the burgeoning strategic ties between Washington and New Delhi

The USAID Chief’s visit to India and the burgeoning strategic ties between Washington and New Delhi

Samantha Power, the Administrator of USAID, the independent agency of the US federal government responsible…
Publication: Imran Khan’s bounce back and the stringent conditions of Pakistan’s renegotiated IMF bailout signal a political churn

Imran Khan’s bounce back and the stringent conditions of Pakistan’s renegotiated IMF bailout signal a political churn

The IMF’s expectations of Pakistan linked to the bailout package are only likely to fuel further anger…
Publication: Some notable aspects as Sri Lanka implodes and President Rajapaksa flees the country amidst furious protests

Some notable aspects as Sri Lanka implodes and President Rajapaksa flees the country amidst furious protests

Sri Lanka’s current political instability has resulted from an economic collapse brought about by poor…
Publication: Even as the junta talks of democratic transition, China urges all parties in Myanmar to prioritize the big picture

Even as the junta talks of democratic transition, China urges all parties in Myanmar to prioritize the big picture

Myanmar hosted an international regional meeting this week that the junta’s spokesman claimed proved…
Publication: Pakistan’s furtive sentencing of Mumbai attacks mastermind Sajid Mir yet again exposes its duplicitous approach to terrorism

Pakistan’s furtive sentencing of Mumbai attacks mastermind Sajid Mir yet again exposes its duplicitous approach to terrorism

Sajid Mir’s key role in the Mumbai attacks and other international terrorist projects of the LeT, a widely…