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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: Pre-Summit reports suggested India’s reluctance to BRICS expansion, but the new members are to its liking

Pre-Summit reports suggested India’s reluctance to BRICS expansion, but the new members are to its liking

A decision on the growing swell of over 40 countries that had evinced interest in joining the grouping…
Publication: Chandrayaan-3’s Moon landing: a remarkable achievement that showcases India’s spirit, capabilities and resilience

Chandrayaan-3’s Moon landing: a remarkable achievement that showcases India’s spirit, capabilities and resilience

On 23 August 2023, India became the first nation to successfully land a spacecraft near the south pole…
Publication: A national survey by International Republican Institute found that Sheikh Hasina remains Bangladesh’s most popular leader

A national survey by International Republican Institute found that Sheikh Hasina remains Bangladesh’s most popular leader

Bangladesh’s next general election, which is widely perceived as being important due to the role it is…
Publication: The timing of the dissolution of Pakistan’s parliament hours after Imran Khan’s 3-year jail term leaves little to the imagination

The timing of the dissolution of Pakistan’s parliament hours after Imran Khan’s 3-year jail term leaves little to the imagination

Khan became the seventh former Prime Minister to be arrested in Pakistan...
Publication: The UN highlights the lingering risks from terrorism in the Indian subcontinent as an ISKP suicide bomber kills 54 in Pakistan

The UN highlights the lingering risks from terrorism in the Indian subcontinent as an ISKP suicide bomber kills 54 in Pakistan

Sunday’s suicide bombing by the ISKP at an election rally of the Islamist Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan…
Publication: Extension of China’s Belt and Road Initiative into Afghanistan is a risky venture, but it merits the close attention of the US

Extension of China’s Belt and Road Initiative into Afghanistan is a risky venture, but it merits the close attention of the US

Unlike in the case of several other countries that it has marched into, China’s foray into Afghanistan…
Publication: France is fast replacing Russia as India’s primary strategic partner, and this should be music to the ears of the West

France is fast replacing Russia as India’s primary strategic partner, and this should be music to the ears of the West

The most important take-away from the visit was the impression given by the ceremony and grandeur associated…
Publication: India’s deepening ties with the Philippines and its growing relevance in Southeast Asia is expedient for the US-led democratic order

India’s deepening ties with the Philippines and its growing relevance in Southeast Asia is expedient for the US-led democratic order

The four-day visit to New Delhi by Enrique A. Manalo, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs (SFA) of the…