December 21, 2015
Foreign Policy quotes Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative Nonresident Senior Fellow Micha'el Tanchum on the opportunities and challenges posed by the TAPI Pipeline:

“There has been a growing trend to view jihadist militancy as a threat to Pakistan itself,” said Micha’el Tanchum, an expert on Eurasian energy at the Atlantic Council. He has written about TAPI’s promise and pitfalls.

Tanchum said Pakistan’s agreement to an international force working with the Afghan military will be essential to secure the route. Khalilzad, meanwhile, said reliance on energy supplies via Afghanistan could fundamentally change Pakistan’s approach to arming militant groups just across the border.

“There has been a growing trend to view jihadist militancy as a threat to Pakistan itself,” said Micha’el Tanchum, an expert on Eurasian energy at the Atlantic Council. He has written about TAPI’s promise and pitfalls.

Tanchum said Pakistan’s agreement to an international force working with the Afghan military will be essential to secure the route. Khalilzad, meanwhile, said reliance on energy supplies via Afghanistan could fundamentally change Pakistan’s approach to arming militant groups just across the border.

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