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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: South Asia’s reaction to the invasion of Ukraine has been self-interest driven

South Asia’s reaction to the invasion of Ukraine has been self-interest driven

Like the rest of the world, the vast majority of South Asians have been moved deeply by the tragedy that…
Publication: Indian humanitarian aid to Afghanistan via Pakistan is a welcome development that benefits all three countries

Indian humanitarian aid to Afghanistan via Pakistan is a welcome development that benefits all three countries

Any observer of South Asia would be aware of how implausible the prospect of Indian wheat being transported…
Publication: Politicization of a US grant reiterates both the frailty of Nepal’s polity and the pernicious impact of Chinese penetration

Politicization of a US grant reiterates both the frailty of Nepal’s polity and the pernicious impact of Chinese penetration

Nepal and the United States had in 2017 signed the MCC Nepal Compact that was meant for infrastructure…
Publication: The escalating conflict between Pakistan and the Taliban could pose serious challenges to regional peace

The escalating conflict between Pakistan and the Taliban could pose serious challenges to regional peace

The recent turn of events suggests that the Taliban may now be harnessing its own proxy, the Tehreek-e-Taliban…
Publication: Ambassador Masood Khan’s case is a fine example of how zero tolerance towards terrorism should play out

Ambassador Masood Khan’s case is a fine example of how zero tolerance towards terrorism should play out

The delay by the US in approving Masood Khan’s appointment indicates that something is certainly amiss…
Publication: Pakistan’s new National Security Policy makes some apt suggestions but its core purpose is suspect

Pakistan’s new National Security Policy makes some apt suggestions but its core purpose is suspect

The NSP, while continuing to emphasise on military security, lists economic security as its top priority...
Publication: The Texas synagogue hostage saga has its roots in extremist ideas floated by successive Pakistani regimes

The Texas synagogue hostage saga has its roots in extremist ideas floated by successive Pakistani regimes

Whatever be Akram’s real motive, the facts that are known about him are that he belonged to the Blackburn…
Publication: Chinese Foreign Minister’s travels to the Maldives and Sri Lanka has generated fears of deeper debt entrapment

Chinese Foreign Minister’s travels to the Maldives and Sri Lanka has generated fears of deeper debt entrapment

Many, including the US and India, would view potential Chinese leadership of a forum of strategically…