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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 complex search for a solution in Afghanistan: US, Afghan Government, Taliban and blatant Pakistani interference

The complex search for a solution in Afghanistan: US, Afghan Government, Taliban and blatant Pakistani interference

The complexity of the issues that are there on the table, the widely divergent visions for Afghanistan…
Publication: Pakistan’s liaison with terrorism is at a crossroads

Pakistan’s liaison with terrorism is at a crossroads

A number of worries have consumed the Pakistani leadership in recent weeks in fields as diverse as economics,…
Publication: Nepal: China’s policy of Neo-Colonialism bears underlying implications for the regional stability of the Indian subcontinent

Nepal: China’s policy of Neo-Colonialism bears underlying implications for the regional stability of the Indian subcontinent

Apart from financial support in the form of transport and energy project investments, Beijing has been…
Publication: Coordinated India-Myanmar counter-insurgency operations hold valuable lessons for Pakistan

Coordinated India-Myanmar counter-insurgency operations hold valuable lessons for Pakistan

The preparations for Operation Sunrise began in the middle of last year, and a number of meetings between…
Publication: China emerges as the Achilles heel of global counter terrorism efforts at UNSC

China emerges as the Achilles heel of global counter terrorism efforts at UNSC

China, for the fourth time in the last ten years, blocked a proposal on 13 March to designate Masood…
Publication: OIC looks to rectify an enduring anomaly by inviting India to its Foreign Ministers’ meeting

OIC looks to rectify an enduring anomaly by inviting India to its Foreign Ministers’ meeting

The OIC invitation to India caused serious discomfiture in Pakistan as it signaled the crumbling of its…
Publication: India’s bold Counter-Terrorist Air-Strike deep within Pakistan marks a paradigm shift in its security strategy

India’s bold Counter-Terrorist Air-Strike deep within Pakistan marks a paradigm shift in its security strategy

Amidst calls for de-escalation of tensions, the international community stressed on Pakistan that it…
Publication: Suicide bombings in Iran and India; all fingers point to Pakistan

Suicide bombings in Iran and India; all fingers point to Pakistan

In its justifiable outrage, India and Iran have pointed fingers at Pakistan, accusing it of supporting…