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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: After the disillusionment and gloom of the past year, a brief take on South Asia in the upcoming year

After the disillusionment and gloom of the past year, a brief take on South Asia in the upcoming year

In this fresh new year, whether or not the lessons from 2021 are taken on board could dictate how 2022…
Publication: Saudi Arabia’s decision to ban the Tablighi Jamaat has sent ripples across countries in South Asia

Saudi Arabia’s decision to ban the Tablighi Jamaat has sent ripples across countries in South Asia

A Sunni Islamic missionary movement, the TJ was founded in Mewat in 1926 by Maulana Mohammed Ilyas Khandelwi…
Publication: The Gwadar protests are testimony to the power of popular non-violent movements against powerful exploitative regimes

The Gwadar protests are testimony to the power of popular non-violent movements against powerful exploitative regimes

A mass movement by the residents of Gwadar demonstrated how peaceful protests could achieve so much more…
Publication: 16 December: The inauspicious date that the extremism-diffusing military establishment has etched into Pakistan’s history

16 December: The inauspicious date that the extremism-diffusing military establishment has etched into Pakistan’s history

The policies of the present day military establishment in Pakistan are hardly different from the ones…
Publication: Putin’s visit to New Delhi was a reminder of why the India-Russia relationship has endured despite odds

Putin’s visit to New Delhi was a reminder of why the India-Russia relationship has endured despite odds

Putin’s visit came at a time when many skeptics had begun to draft the epitaph of the over 70-year-old…
Publication: A reminder of the continuing plight of coup-struck Myanmar and the toothlessness of the international response

A reminder of the continuing plight of coup-struck Myanmar and the toothlessness of the international response

The international media has been as bereft of coverage of the unfolding and escalating humanitarian crisis…
Publication: Civil society is thriving and well in Pakistan despite aggressive efforts by religious extremists and the military to silence it

Civil society is thriving and well in Pakistan despite aggressive efforts by religious extremists and the military to silence it

The Conference proved that civil society in Pakistan has managed against all odds to keep itself afloat…
Publication: Afghan heroin flooding global markets and motivating narco-terrorism is a real threat after the Taliban takeover

Afghan heroin flooding global markets and motivating narco-terrorism is a real threat after the Taliban takeover

Afghanistan is the world’s largest opium producer, accounting for about 87% of the global production...