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Interviews | Podcasts

Starting from October 2021, EFSAS has launched a new feature; 'Plain Talk' | Interviews, Webinars, Discussions and Podcasts with scholars, academics, politicians, human rights activists, diplomats and creative thinkers to help achieve a better understanding and conceive new ideas vis-à-vis the challenges in South Asia and thereby contribute to sustainable solutions to conflicts and facilitate an atmosphere of reconciliation, peace and tranquillity. 

This new feature involves close collaboration in order to learn from the expertise and experience of the respective speakers and always exists on the basis of mutual independence.

EFSAS would like to emphasize that speakers are invited to present their viewpoints, and that the views expressed might not necessarily fully coincide with the views held by EFSAS.

Publication: EFSAS interview with Prof. Briskey (Murdoch University) on the 'Strategic culture' of the Pakistani Army

EFSAS interview with Prof. Briskey (Murdoch University) on the 'Strategic culture' of the Pakistani Army

Professor Briskey is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the school of Law & Criminology at Murdoch…
Publication: EFSAS interview with Mr. Daud Khattak (Managing Editor Radio Free Europe) on the many crises in Pakistan

EFSAS interview with Mr. Daud Khattak (Managing Editor Radio Free Europe) on the many crises in Pakistan

Mr. Khattak is the Managing Editor of Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty’s Pashto language Mashaal Radio…
Publication: EFSAS Interview with Mr. Marc Finaud (Former French Diplomat & GCSP) on Nuclear Security in South Asia

EFSAS Interview with Mr. Marc Finaud (Former French Diplomat & GCSP) on Nuclear Security in South Asia

Mr. Marc Finaud is a former French diplomat and Senior Advisor and Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security…
Publication: EFSAS Interview with Mr. Tim Foxley (EFSAS Research Fellow and Former SIPRI & RUSI) on Afghanistan & Geopolitics in South Asia

EFSAS Interview with Mr. Tim Foxley (EFSAS Research Fellow and Former SIPRI & RUSI) on Afghanistan & Geopolitics in South Asia

Mr. Tim Foxley - Independent Researcher, EFSAS Research Fellow I formerly British Ministry of Defence,…
Publication: EFSAS Interview with Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy (Pakistani Nuclear Physicist) on the current state of affairs in Pakistan

EFSAS Interview with Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy (Pakistani Nuclear Physicist) on the current state of affairs in Pakistan

Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy is a Pakistani nuclear physicist and activist who served as Professor of physics…
Publication: EFSAS Interview with Ms. Peymana Assad - Councillor Labour Party (UK) - on Afghanistan, Pakistan and the West

EFSAS Interview with Ms. Peymana Assad - Councillor Labour Party (UK) - on Afghanistan, Pakistan and the West

Ms. Peymana Assad Councillor for Roxeth, South Harrow on the London Borough of Harrow Council and the…
Publication: EFSAS Interview with Mr. Taha Siddiqui (Award-winning Pakistani Journalist) on Freedom of Expression

EFSAS Interview with Mr. Taha Siddiqui (Award-winning Pakistani Journalist) on Freedom of Expression

Mr. Taha Siddiqui is an award-wining Pakistani journalist and has worked as a journalist for France24,…
Publication: EFSAS Interview with Dr. Juncal Fernández-Garayzabal (Counter Extremism Project) on terrorism and extremism in The Maldives

EFSAS Interview with Dr. Juncal Fernández-Garayzabal (Counter Extremism Project) on terrorism and extremism in The Maldives

Dr. Juncal Fernández-Garayzabal is Program Manager at the Counter Extremism Project, a not-for-profit,…