I. Biden’s Iran Dilemma
II. President Biden and the Pakistan-US Relationship
III. Blinken, Without Leaving Home, Tries to Mend Fences with Allies Abroad
IV. Opinion: Here’s Biden’s least bad option in Afghanistan
V. Afghan peace talks resume, but path is anything but certain
VI. China’s Evolving Security Presence in Afghanistan and Central Asia
VII. Renewed U.S.-India Climate Cooperation
VIII. U.S. Chamber Releases In-Depth Analysis of U.S.-China Economic Relationship
IX. Understanding U.S.-China Decoupling: Macro Trends and Industry Impacts
X. US sends signal to Iran on JCPOA

XI. Can Antony Blinken Help Restore America’s Standing in the World?

XII. The Nuclear Option

XIII. China: U.S. Treasury Secretary Says Tariffs on China Will Remain, for Now

XIV. China Reveals its First Assessment of Biden as President


I. Russia to launch 29 space rockets in 2021, says Roscosmos chief
II. America Is Going the Same Way as the Soviets in Afghanistan
III. Russian Envoy Visits Pakistan as Part of Effort to Jumpstart Stalled Afghan Peace Process
IV. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have formed a brotherhood of hard power
V. Moscow ‘disappointed’ with Brussels ‘pressing dysfunctional sanctions button’ as EU prepares new blacklist over Navalny’s jailing
VI. The Pentagon believes that the Russian Federation remains a threat to the existence of the United States and its allies in Europe
VII. Violence in Kiev sees 27 cops injured as protesters come out against court decision to lock up far-right nationalist Sternenko
VIII. Putin and Lukashenko discussed strengthening joint defense systems
IX. Row as NGO Amnesty says Navalny not ‘prisoner of conscience’ due to far-right views & Western commentators claim RT is behind it!
X. Armenian Prime Minister dismissed the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces
XI. Armenia announced its intention to closely cooperate with Russia on reforming the Armed Forces

XII. The Russian Foreign Ministry urged to reduce the role of the dollar in all operations


I. Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change
II. World risks ‘collapse of everything’ without strong climate action, Attenborough warns Security Council
III. UN experts condemn India for ending Kashmir’s autonomy, weakening minority rights
IV. UN Report: Making Peace With Nature
V. UN Report: Afghanistan Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Annual Report 2020


I. SBP Weekly Data Report
II. FATF grey-listing caused ‘$38b losses’
III. State Bank targets $1b investment through RDA
IV. Pakistan offers $50m credit line to Sri Lanka for defence ties
V. Pakistan gets $1.1bn financing to import oil, LNG
VI. Situationer: Badini: the new terminal and trade
VII. Foreign borrowing soars to $6.7b
VIII. Pakistan can become $1.5-1.7tr economy
IX. Current account posts deficit for second month
X. Non-textile exports up by 1.8pc
XI. Restructuring the IMF programme
XII. Cotton hits 11-year high of Rs11,700
XIII. Pakistan faces an unexpected dilemma: too much electricity
XIV. 61% of Pakistani entrepreneurs enjoying good business conditions: Gallup survey
XV. Coal accounts for 32pc of total power generation in January
XVI. WAPDA to restore Rasul hydel station
XVII. Trade that poverty fuels
XVIII. Human error caused Jan 9 blackout: report
XIX. Oil rises after data shows slump in U.S. output amid Texas freeze
XX. Response to climate change
XXI. Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change
XXII. The new politics of climate change
XXIII. Climate change: West Antarctica’s Getz glaciers flowing faster
XXIV. ‘Mutual suicide’: US issues stark warning on climate change
XXV. Fragile countries call for investment in rooftop solar to expand energy access