Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tag: Russia

Istanbul’s new Bosphorus canal to surpass Suez or Panama

Turkish prime minister, Recep Erdogan, trumpets 'crazy and magnificent plan' for channel to reduce traffic and oil spills. The ferries, fishing boats and pleasure cruisers which crisscross the Bosphorus may one day have more room for manoeuvre on the watery highway that separates Europe and Asia. If Turkey's prime minister can...

Afghanistan, the TAPI Pipeline, and Energy Geopolitics

As Western powers look for an end game in Afghanistan, that country’s role as a planned transit route for natural gas from Turkmenistan deserves scrutiny. The long-planned pipeline, named TAPI after the initials of the four participating countries (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India), has been prominently discussed in the...

Turkmen Gas Exports To Iran A Boon For Both Countries

Turkmenistan and Iran have opened a new natural-gas pipeline to much fanfare, but considering its relatively modest capacity, the ribbon-cutting ceremony might have more political significance than anything. Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad arrived in the Turkmen capital on January 5 on the second leg of a Central Asian tour that...

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