Natalya Zamarayeva

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 (ISIDahJTkfw and the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDSDahJTkfw 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…

Pakistan in the Yemen Crisis

On April 6, 2015, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain convoked the 4th joint session of the two houses of parliament. The…

Pakistan and the situation in Yemen

On March 26, 2015, Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) appealed to the Prime…

Pakistan and the situation in Yemen

On March 26, 2015, Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) appealed to the Prime…

Pakistan: Results of the Upper House Elections

On 5 March 2015, deputies of provincial legislative assemblies elected senators to vacant seats of the Upper House of Parliament.…

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