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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: The US – India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue has the potential to be a Game-Changer for the Indo-Pacific

The US – India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue has the potential to be a Game-Changer for the Indo-Pacific

The 2+2 format is reflective of the deepening of bilateral ties. US and India only use this format with…
Publication: Pakistan’s new government has a tumultuous start on the Foreign Policy front

Pakistan’s new government has a tumultuous start on the Foreign Policy front

US-Pakistan relations have been in the doldrums for quite some time. The US initiative to re-engage is…
Publication: Europe’s envisioned role in the Middle East and South Asia: Only to succeed on the basis of equal partnerships

Europe’s envisioned role in the Middle East and South Asia: Only to succeed on the basis of equal partnerships

Within the past week, slight diplomatic quakes could be felt globally as multiple European leaders have…
Publication: US-Afghanistan relations: Alternative narratives and strategies needed while aiming for long-term peace

US-Afghanistan relations: Alternative narratives and strategies needed while aiming for long-term peace

This week marks one year since President Donald Trump released his new strategy to tackle the Taliban…
Publication: Protests erupt in Pakistan Administered Jammu & Kashmir against Neo-Colonization and exploitation by Pakistan

Protests erupt in Pakistan Administered Jammu & Kashmir against Neo-Colonization and exploitation by Pakistan

Pakistan, through underground tunnels, is diverting the flow of the Neelum river away from Muzaffarabad…
Publication: India’s inclusion in Tier 1 of the US' STA List: Snub to China and concern for Pakistan

India’s inclusion in Tier 1 of the US' STA List: Snub to China and concern for Pakistan

The United States through a federal notification issued on 3 August 2018 has moved India into Tier 1…
Publication: Bangladesh's deadly War on Drugs

Bangladesh's deadly War on Drugs

The current Philippines-style campaign in Bangladesh is widely condemned by civil society organizations,…
Publication: 2018 Pakistan Elections: 'With the Army and not against it'

2018 Pakistan Elections: 'With the Army and not against it'

Despite the remarkably rare successive transition to democratic rule, the 2018 Pakistani elections could…