A Fillip for the TAPI Pipeline

Michael Tanchum, The Diplomat 3 Dec 2015 Construction on the long-stalled Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline will soon commence with ground-breaking ceremonies scheduled for December 13. In the run-up to the start of construction the previously troubled pipeline project is poised to receive new financial backing from an international oil company based in the United…

The ‘Heart of Asia’ Conference: A Fresh Start?

Habib Wayand, The Diplomat 7 Dec 2015 A regional conference in Islamabad this week offers another chance at peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. Pakistan will be soon hosting a crucial regional conference in Islamabad. The conference will discuss the situation in Afghanistan with particular focus on helping the war-torn country’s economy, although the security situation…

A Turning Point in Afghanistan-India Relations?

The Diplomat, 24 November, 2015 Ankit Panda Snapshot Afghanistan’s attempts of rapprochement with Pakistan proved short-lived, as Pakistan continues using Taliban as a tool to gain upper hand in Afghanistan. Devastating attacks in Kabul killing 60 people and the fall of Kunduz, 5th largest city of Afghanistan, proved to be the last straw in failure…