I. Peace talks are faltering, violence has surged, and U.S. troops are pulling out. Can the Afghan government withstand the pressure?
II. U.S. forces in Afghanistan cut to 2,500, lowest level since 2001
III. White House moves to freeze some foreign aid, defying Congress in Trumps Final Days
IV. Joe Biden Could Rescue The Last Nuclear Treaty—But Don’t Expect Him To Negotiate A New One
V. Biden administration to seek five-year extension on key nuclear arms treaty in first foray with Russia
VI. The many reasons Biden should not enrich Iran’s rulers
VII. The Myth of a Responsible Withdrawal From Afghanistan
VIII. Implementing Restraint Changes in U.S. Regional Security Policies to Operationalize a Realist Grand Strategy of Restraint


I. US attempts of incitement to have negative impact on ties with Russia – foreign ministry
II. Russia’s Population Decline Hits 15-Year High – Preliminary Data
III. Russia calls on US to stop ungrounded insinuations on chemical weapons use – ambassador
IV. Geopolitics, Sanctions and Social Media Giants: Putin’s Davos Speech, in Quotes
V. NATO Secretary General sounds alarm over ‘Russian aggression’ in bid to encourage members to spend more on defense
VI. After agreeing New START extension, Moscow warns treaty may not last long if US attempts to ‘undermine Russia’s national security’
VII. Moscow Lifts Restrictions as Coronavirus Cases Recede
VIII. US to paint Russia as enemy to evade criticism, unify Western world, experts say
IX. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Iran’s Zarif Hold Joint Press Conference in Moscow


I. UN adopts resolution to combat sectarian hate and protect holy sites
II. Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons
III. COVID ‘vaccine hoarding’ putting Africa at risk: WHO
IV. Guterres urges world to ‘work together in solidarity’ as US moves to rejoin WHO
V. In Davos speech, UN chief highlights private sector role in pandemic recovery
VI. New COVID-19 strains ‘poised to unleash’ more severe infections – Security Council hears
VII. UN welcomes Biden administration commitment to refugee protection


I. SBP Weekly Data Report
II. Policy rate to remain unchanged at 7pc, says SBP
III. IMF projects Pak growth rate at 1.5pc for current fiscal
IV. $3.6bn foreign debt retired in Q1
V. New ADB 5-Year Partnership Strategy to Lift Pakistan’s Growth, Resilience, and Competitiveness
VI. At UN conference, PM Imran suggests further debt relief for stressed countries
VII. Pakistan’s ICT exports likely to cross $2bn in FY21
VIII. Pakistan, Kuwait review economic ties
IX. Azerbaijan seeks to build long-term energy ties
X. Nation Plagued by Power Shortages Suddenly Has Too Much Electricity
XI. Pakistan gets Geographical Indicator tag for basmati
XII. Is Pakistan’s import growth sustainable?
XIII. Textile sector reports loss in global orders
XIV. Some economic indicators worsen
XV. Pakistan sinks four notches on TI’s corruption index
XVI. Regional exports plunge by over 25pc in July-December
XVII. Pakistan pins big hopes on small dams to help farmers beat drought
XVIII. Oil steadies as Covid-19 induced demand worries persist
XIX. Pakistan emerging as ‘global leader in tackling climate change’
XX. Pakistan improves on global climate change vulnerability rankings
XXI. World’s largest survey of public opinion on climate change: a majority of people call for wide-ranging action
XXII. Biden signs ‘existential’ executive orders on climate and environment
XXIII. Will the global Climate Adaptation Summit create space for systemic change?