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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: Another mindless terrorist attack on a Kabul Gurdwara has accentuated the plight of the tiny Sikh community in Afghanistan

Another mindless terrorist attack on a Kabul Gurdwara has accentuated the plight of the tiny Sikh community in Afghanistan

Like other religious minorities, Sikhs have been a continual target of violence in Afghanistan and this…
Publication: Showcasing the vibrancy of Indian democracy, the upcoming Presidential elections have spawned huge interest and political activity

Showcasing the vibrancy of Indian democracy, the upcoming Presidential elections have spawned huge interest and political activity

The office of the President of India has largely been a position of influence rather than power...
Publication: India’s unfeigned and unobtrusive response to the economic crisis in Sri Lanka

India’s unfeigned and unobtrusive response to the economic crisis in Sri Lanka

India’s assistance to help the people of Sri Lanka overcome their current difficulties has been worth…
Publication: As terrorism re-emerges in Jammu & Kashmir, the cowardly targeting of women is an attack on the region’s social fabric

As terrorism re-emerges in Jammu & Kashmir, the cowardly targeting of women is an attack on the region’s social fabric

These attacks in J&K appear to follow a clear tactic in which soft and vulnerable civilian targets, including…
Publication: In spite of India’s ambivalence on Ukraine, it has creditably also retained its salience in the Quad

In spite of India’s ambivalence on Ukraine, it has creditably also retained its salience in the Quad

The Tokyo summit, without directly naming China, launched a number of well thought out initiatives which…
Publication: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s visit to the US is an opportunity to stem the downward spiraling human rights situation in Afghanistan

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s visit to the US is an opportunity to stem the downward spiraling human rights situation in Afghanistan

Bhutto Zardari will have carried with him to the US the onerous responsibility of attempting to correct…
Publication: As the grave economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka deepens, regional experts call for lessons to be learnt

As the grave economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka deepens, regional experts call for lessons to be learnt

The people of Sri Lanka are going through the most challenging time of their independent history...
Publication: Tensions between the Taliban and Islamabad mount as Pakistan gets a taste of its own distasteful medicine

Tensions between the Taliban and Islamabad mount as Pakistan gets a taste of its own distasteful medicine

Ironically, it is terrorism, this time allegedly in reverse – from Afghanistan to Pakistan, as opposed…