Thursday, February 24, 2005

India and TAP

Amin Tarzi and Daniel Kimmage report on the Indian Cabinet's decision to allow discussion of a pipeline from Turkmenistan across Afghanistan. As I've said before, such a pipeline would be a needed boost to the Afghan economy, and I support encouraging stability along any proposed route despite the outcry is would make among the more cyncial liberals. However, from India's perspective, it looks like they're considering making one of their key energy conduits dependent on the predictability of Turkmenistan, the stability of Afghanistan, and the goodwill of Pakistan. Good luck with that.


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