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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: Countering terror and humanitarian aid figured prominently in the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan

Countering terror and humanitarian aid figured prominently in the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan

There was broad consensus on views at the meeting, which was evident from the fact that the participants…
Publication: India’s surprise announcement of its net zero target has been one of the key takeaways from COP26

India’s surprise announcement of its net zero target has been one of the key takeaways from COP26

COP26 held in Glasgow succeeded in laying out a broad pathway towards combating climate change...
Publication: Religious extremists and the military establishment alike land telling body blows on Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Religious extremists and the military establishment alike land telling body blows on Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has, for quite some time, been going through a difficult phase due…
Publication: ASEAN’s nudge that led the Myanmar junta to release protestors holds lessons for other parts of South Asia

ASEAN’s nudge that led the Myanmar junta to release protestors holds lessons for other parts of South Asia

The ASEAN sent out a clear signal that recalcitrance beyond the acceptable could have the debilitating…
Publication: The death of nuclear proliferator A.Q. Khan is a reminder of the threat that Pakistan’s nuclear programme poses

The death of nuclear proliferator A.Q. Khan is a reminder of the threat that Pakistan’s nuclear programme poses

A.Q. Khan’s journey towards becoming a mass proliferator began when he moved to Europe in 1961 to pursue…
Publication: The Pandora Papers reflect a deep-seated malaise in South Asia in general and Pakistan in particular

The Pandora Papers reflect a deep-seated malaise in South Asia in general and Pakistan in particular

The exposure by the paper of hundreds of wealthy and powerful South Asians, especially Pakistanis, in…
Publication: Terrorism – the common concern articulated by most South Asian leaders at the United Nations General Assembly

Terrorism – the common concern articulated by most South Asian leaders at the United Nations General Assembly

As could only be expected, each country sought at the UNGA session to flag the issues that impact it…
Publication: The radical threat to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and the EU resolution highlighting Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan

The radical threat to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and the EU resolution highlighting Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan

Despite the Taliban showing its true gory colours, it is nothing short of a wonder that Pakistan is still…