Central Asia

Behind Oil and Gas: India's interests in Central Asia

From a geopolitical and security perspective too, the Himalayas have never been India's frontier. Today, as in the past, Central Asia continues to play an important role in India's security. Thus India cannot afford a passive approach to Central Asia - it must be a player.

Russia's Pipeline Diplomacy: Back to the Future?

The politics of oil and gas in Central Asia, a region Russia has long claimed as its sphere of influence, is more likely to represent a flashpoint of international significance as opposed to President Putin's hawkish comments over US missile defence strategies on the heels of the recent G8 Summit.

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