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Afghanistan Breaks Ground on 1,127-Mile ‘Peace Pipeline’

Courtesy of the New York Times, a report on the latest developments around the TAPI pipeline: One of the boldest efforts to date to stabilize Afghanistan through economic development began on Friday with a ceremonial start to construction on a $22.5 billion natural gas pipeline crossing the country’s war-ravaged south. The pipeline, known as TAPI […]

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Gwadar vs. Chabahar

Via The Pakistan Observer, a look at the nascent competition between Gwadar and Chabahar ports: Pakistan’s signing of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with China is a milestone of economic cooperation between the two countries. It is expected that this Corridor would boost Pakistan’s ailing economy in the years to come. Gwadar, a strategic warm […]

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Afghanistan: A Hub For Central Asia?

Via India’s Daily Opinion, commentary  on efforts to position Afghanistan as a hub of Central Asia: South Asian economies are growing rapidly. According to the World Bank’s recent reports, the overall average economic growth rate for South Asian countries is forecasted to be 7.1 percent by 2018. This rapid growth has created a thirst for regional economic […]

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Chabahar Port: A Game Changer in India-Afghanistan-Central Asia Trade?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at the recently inaugurated Chabahar port project: On December 3, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the first phase of the Chabahar port development project on the Gulf of Oman, with the participation of senior Afghan and Indian ministers, including the Indian Minister for External Affairs Mrs. Sushma Swaraj. […]

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India Starts Trade Route To Afghanistan Via Iran

Via the Iran Project, an update on the first shipment through Iran’s Chahbahar Port:  India on Sunday shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran’s strategic Chahbahar Port, launching a trade route bypassing longtime rival Pakistan. The shipment, an Indian gift for Afghanistan, was sent from the western seaport of Kandla. It will be […]

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TAPI Pipeline

Via Mantraya, commentary on the potential of the TAPI pipeline: The narrow security dominated approach has not yielded results in the last sixteen years of the ‘war on terrorism’ in Afghanistan. And yet there is much emphasis on kinetic operations and troop surge in the new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia announced by Donald […]

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