I. As Biden waits in wings, Pakistan takes a preemptive swipe at India
II. Turkey insists that US sanctions will not affect helicopter deal with Pakistan
III. Taliban team in Pakistan as calls grow for Afghan cease-fire
IV. Israel helped the US track Bin Laden in Pakistan, former CIA chief
V. America can’t stay in Afghanistan forever, but it matters how we leave
VI. Report: Huge Data Leak ‘Exposes’ Chinese Communist Party Members ‘Embedded’ In Western Companies And Governments
VII. Finding Strength in Decline
VIII. U.S. Nuclear Weapons Agency Hacked as Part of Massive Cyber-Attack


I. Viacheslav Volodin held talks with Speaker of the Parliament of Iran Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf
II. Statement by head of Delegation of the Russian Federationto the Vienna Negotiations on Military Security and Arms Control
III. U.S. Accuses Russia of Sowing ‘Chaos’ in Mediterranean
IV. US sanctions Nato ally Turkey over purchase of Russian defence system
V. Bosnia’s Muslim, Croat leaders snub Russia’s Sergey Lavrov
VI. With Base in Sudan, Russia Expands Its Military Reach in Africa
VII. A Look at the Military Lessons of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
VIII. Biden to Face a Confrontational Russia in a World Changed From His Time in Office
IX. Pakistan To Host Historic Naval Drills Between Russia & NATO Countries As Part Of AMAN-2021 Anti Piracy Exercise
X. Italy sees promising trade potential in Pakistan
XI. Italy establishing cultural center in Islamabad
XII. First Virgin Atlantic flight arrives in Pakistan
XIII. India and Pakistan are clashing again. This time it’s about rice


I. Water, hygiene woes at health facilities putting lives at risk: UN report
II. ILO study finds migrants earn much less than locals, and the gap is widening
III. 60pc of Pakistan’s energy will be ‘clean’ by 2030: PM Imran (Climate Ambition Summit 2020)
IV. Five years on from the Paris Agreement, we are at a turning point
V. UN chief calls for immediate release of abducted children in Nigeria


I. SBP Weekly Data Report
II. Textile industry bounces back stronger
III. Large-scale manufacturing expands 6.66pc
IV. November sees negative FDI
V. World Bank Announces $300 Million for Pakistan to Build Resilience to Natural Disasters and Health Emergencies
VI. Low earnings and agricultural neglect push Pakistan into food insecurity
VII. Pakistan set to pay back $1 bn to Saudi Arabia this week
VIII. Fibre optic cable laid in Gwadar
IX. Foreign exchange: SBP reserves remain stable at $13.29b
X. Pakistan’s positives
XI. “Pakistan Outlook 2021 – Based on Topline Poll”
XII. Pakistan gets $1.1 b expensive foreign commercial loans
XIII. ‘Pakistan, IMF on same page regarding power sector reforms, circular debt’: Dr Reza Baqir at SDPI Conference Sustainable Development in the Times of COVID-19
XIV. Pakistan, UAE agree to enhance cooperation in agriculture sector
XV. ‘There is hardly any gas’: LNG price rally exacerbates gas crunch in Asia
XVI. Pakistan’s first city metro: Another ‘huge white elephant’?
XVII. With Americans Stuck at Home, Trade With China Roars Back
XVIII. ADB to Help Prevent and Control COVID-19 by Strengthening WASH+H Approach in Projects
XIX. Oil prices rise, hit 9-month high on U.S. stimulus progress
XX. Pakistan signals coal power exit, in potential model for China’s belt and road
XXI. Defense Experts Call on Biden to Ready Military for Climate Change
XXII. Global rich must cut their carbon footprint 97% to stave off climate change, UN says
XXIII. UK plans climate donor summit to address ‘dismal’ support for poorer nations
XXIV. Climate Ambition Summit 2020
XXV. People, planet on ‘collision course’, warns UN Development Programme