Natalya Zamarayeva

Afghanistan and the Negotiation Process


The peace talks process in Afghanistan has not made any real progress since its initiation in June 2015. Subsequent efforts to push forward its development were interrupted twice within less than a year. In June 2015 Pakistan’s…

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia: the Balance of Relations


For the second time in 2016, Pakistani Prime Minister, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, paid an official visit to Riyadh in March. He took part in the closing ceremony of the Northern Thunder military exercise in the Saudi desert. The intensity of…

Afghanistan and the Global Road Map


For the last several years, the Afghanistan authorities and interested parties (China, Pakistan, the USA) have been attempting to initiate dialogue with the Taliban in order to restore peace in the country. Despite repeated…

TAPI: Prospects and Challenges


Turbulent changes have of late become a common characteristic on the Asian continent. Since the conclusion of a military campaign by the coalition forces of the US / NATO in Afghanistan in December 2014, as a part of their anti-terrorism campaign, major nfrastructural, economic and hydrocarbon projects…

Pakistan and Afghani Refugees


The problem of Afghan refugees in Pakistan has lasted for several decades. For the first time, world media started talking loudly about three million Afghans who passed through the Hindu Kush to the territory of Pakistan in the early 1980s. In those years, Soviet troops were…

Negotiations Between Kabul and the Afghan Taliban


At the beginning of July 2015, Pakistan hosted a meeting of representatives of the Afghan Government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan, as part of the commitments to support the Afghan peace and reconciliation process headed by Afghanistan...

Pakistan and Central Asia: New Phase, Same Goals


In May and June, 2015, Islamabad made another breakthrough with the governments of Central Asia. Prime Minister MianMuhammad Nawaz Sharif made official state visits to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan to discuss…

Pakistan – Afghanistan: the End of the “Honeymoon”


The honeymoon between Afghanistan and Pakistan has ended,” according to a Pakistani journalist, who spoke those words at a briefing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad shortly after a terrorist attack on the Afghan parliament building. The events of…

How Close can Afghanistan and Pakistan Get in 2015?


Addressing the geopolitics of the Afghan-Pakistan region in 2015, we should take into account several fundamentally new scenarios: Kabul’s turn in favor of Islamabad, the prevalence of geoeconomic plans over geopolitics and the search of…

Pakistan – Afghanistan: an Intelligence War in the Making?


In May 2015 Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the fight against terrorism. This is the first agreement between the intelligence…

Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations: Geopolitical Dimensions


Speaking about the status and prospects of Pakistan-Afghan relations, we should take into account several factors: first, the “Afghan problem” has been removed from the US/NATO agenda following the completion of the thirteen-year…

Pakistan–India Relationship in 2015

To date, it seems premature to talk about qualitative changes or significant adjustment behaviour of India and Pakistan in relation…

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