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TAPI: A Transnational Pipe Dream

Dec 15, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
TAPI: A Transnational Pipe Dream
The TAPI pipeline would skirt the edges of the Hindu Kush mountains (pictured) in southern Afghanistan, crossing through Taliban strongholds. The insurgents are not, however, the only threat to the project.
(MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan has found itself wedged between competing powers throughout its history. In the 19th century, the country became the playing field for the "Great Game," as the United Kingdom tried to defend its colonial holdings in India against Russia's creeping influence in Central Asia. Today, though the British and Russian...

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