I. Biden’s Options in Afghanistan   
II. Biden Goals Converge in Asia: Rebuilding Alliances and Countering China 
III. Whither the Quad? 
IV. Quad Leaders’ Joint Statement: “The Spirit of the Quad”   
 V. The United States and Japan Expand Indo-Pacific Economic Cooperation  
VI. Islamabad seeks mutually beneficial relationship with Washington 
VII. United States and Iran warily circle each other over reactivating nuclear deal 
VIII. China hopes to have a frank dialogue with U.S. on issues of common concern
IX. The Declining Market for Secrets   
X. Japan, US criticize China in top Biden officials’ first trip 


I. France conducts first military drills in space  
II. Military attaches of 50 foreign embassies in Russia get vaccinated with Sputnik V 
III. India, Russia less useful to each other now. Disagreements will only grow  
IV. Russians See Greater Reward than Risk in Closer Relations with China    
V. Russia and China signed a memorandum on the creation of a lunar station  
VI. Russia kept India out, US brings Delhi to talks table for Afghan peace plan
VII. China warns EU against ‘confrontational’ human rights sanctions 
VIII. EU launches legal action against UK over Brexit deal 
IX. Turkey warns Cyprus, Greece and Israel over underwater electricity cable deal   
X. Greece, Turkey resume preliminary talks on Mediterranean dispute
XI. China and EU poised to sign long-delayed investment deal 
XII. Italian government under pressure over economic recovery plan 


I. Blinken to UN’s Yemen envoy: No military solution to the conflict   
II. ‘We cannot be wasteful’: Syrian crisis spurs aid innovations 
III. Iran tells UN it was not behind attacks on US interests in Iraq  
IV. COVID-19 has exposed endemic gender inequality, Guterres tells UN Women’s commission    
V. World’s crime fighters push back against COVID-19’s ‘divisions and inequalities’ 


I. SBP Weekly Data Report 
II. Thaw in Pakistan, India ties as ‘Indus water officials to meet next week’ 
III. Rupee hits one-year high against dollar 
IV. Large-scale manufacturing rises 9.13pc in January 
V. GasPort plans $94m virtual LNG pipeline from Gwadar 
VI. IT services exports up 40pc in 1HFY21 
VII. Pakistan among biggest importers in Asia for major arms: SIPRI 
VIII. Freight rates jump up to 700% 
IX. Import bill of eatables up by 50pc amid farm sector woes 
X. Rising input costs spell trouble for manufacturers 
VI. Management issues caused countrywide breakdown: NTDC 
XII. ‘Old phone sets are a barrier to growth’ 
XIII. Education Policy 2021: a few fundamentals to ponder upon 
XIV. Oil drops as COVID-19 vaccine halt threatens demand 
XV. Melting glaciers could be accelerating climate change by causing more carbon emissions, say researchers 
XVI. Climate change: Jet fuel from waste ‘dramatically lowers’ emissions