Lockdown measures and falling crude prices have taken their toll, despite official optimism.
Landmark deal may finally facilitate pipeline to Europe – if the Europeans are still interested.
Fears that key infrastructure could be absorbed into Russian-controlled territory.
Pashinyan appeals to Putin for support in resolving dispute with Gazprom.
How will Kazakstan’s leader be remembered for his 30 years in power?
It's easy to ignore human rights abuses when there are lucrative energy deals involved.
The Islamic Republic's re-entry into international markets may inject new life into the region’s economy.
Beijing wants to tap region’s energy resources, and is prepared to fund and build pipelines to get them.