Opinion

Gas pipeline runs through South Asia's tensions

Pakistan could use its influence on Afghan Taliban groups to protect the new TAPI gas pipeline.

Barnett Rubin

by Barnett Rubin

Barnett Rubin

Opinion

Economics defines India-Pakistan rapprochement

Since the Mumbai attacks in 2008 several attempts to restart the stalled process have come to naught.

Abbas Nasir

by Abbas Nasir

Abbas Nasir

Business & Economy

TAPI pipeline: A new silk route or a pipe dream?

India, Pakistan and Afghanistan launch 1,814km gas pipeline from Turkmenistan but experts question its feasibility.

TAPI pipeline: A new silk route or a pipe dream?

Asia

Turkmenistan launches $10bn gas pipeline to South Asia

Afghan, Pakistani and Indian leaders take part in breaking ground ceremony of 1,814km project that is due by 2019.

Turkmenistan launches $10bn gas pipeline to South Asia

Opinion

Who owns the Caspian?

Until there is an agreement, the possibility for armed conflict in the region remains real.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

Politics

Russia's rising anti-gay hysteria

Beleaguered transgender population now faces a driving ban amid growing Kremlin-orchestrated homophobia.

Russia's rising anti-gay hysteria

Politics

'Erdogan has won this war'

Gulen supporters remain defiant despite police raids on pro-Gulen media outlets.

'Erdogan has won this war'

Politics

Pakistan PM backs Afghan talks with Taliban

Sharif meets Afghan president in Islamabad, expressing support for Kabul's effort to bring Taliban to negotiating table.

Pakistan PM backs Afghan talks with Taliban

Opinion

Uruguay's Mujica: New global role model?

Uruguay's 'humble' president defies imperial and corporate hegemony with a series of unorthodox policies.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Opinion

How is the Ukraine crisis affecting Central Asia?

The annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in East Ukraine is causing much anxiety within Central Asian states.

Ryskeldi Satke

by Ryskeldi Satke
- Franco Galdini

Ryskeldi Satke

Opinion

The cost of MH370 search efforts

Why are countries spending millions of dollars in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane?

Tom Burns

by Tom Burns

Tom Burns

Politics

Timeline: India-Pakistan relations

A timeline of the rocky relationship between the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours.

Timeline: India-Pakistan relations

Sport

Dodging death while playing tennis

Iraq's tennis players take huge risks as they defy threats in order to act their trade and earn their livelihood.

Dodging death while playing tennis

Asia Pacific

Italian envoy arrested for child trafficking

Italian ambassador to Turkmenistan was on holiday in the Philippines when he was arrested.

Italian envoy arrested for child trafficking

Opinion

Old rivals or regional partners: Russia, Turkey and Crimea

Despite Ankara's instinctive reaction to protect Tatars in Crimea, it's reluctant to damage its relations with Moscow.

Lamiya Adilgizi

by Lamiya Adilgizi

Lamiya Adilgizi