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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: Withdrawal of AFSPA from Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh is a positive step

Withdrawal of AFSPA from Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh is a positive step

The Union Home Ministry of India announced on April 21, 2018 that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act…
Publication: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Prospects and Challenges

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Prospects and Challenges

Pakistan and India participated at the 15th SCO Defense Minister meeting in Beijing, and at the Council…
Publication: Talks of talks between India and Pakistan & the Terrorism conundrum

Talks of talks between India and Pakistan & the Terrorism conundrum

After almost three decades of violence between the two nuclear neighbors, talks in order to achieve a…
Publication: Pashtun Tahafuz Movement in Pakistan; A fight for basic Human Rights

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement in Pakistan; A fight for basic Human Rights

On 8 April 2018, a 26-year-old human right activist Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen, from the FATA in Pakistan,…
Publication: Nexus between Judiciary, Pak-Army and Hafiz Saeed

Nexus between Judiciary, Pak-Army and Hafiz Saeed

The Milli Muslim League (MML) and Tehreek-i-Azad-i-Kashmir (TAK), both Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) fronts with…
Publication: Asma Jahangir; One-woman Army

Asma Jahangir; One-woman Army

Asma Jahangir's sudden death is a huge loss for not only the debate on human rights but mainly for her…
Publication: Pakistan on FATF’s watchlist; Business of Terrorism

Pakistan on FATF’s watchlist; Business of Terrorism

The last time Pakistan was on the watch-list was in 2012-2015 and FATF’s decision seems far from groundless;…
Publication: CPEC blues; attacks on Chinese Nationals in Pakistan

CPEC blues; attacks on Chinese Nationals in Pakistan

Beijing has long urged Islamabad to eradicate militants, hiding out in the anarchic Pakistani tribal…