1. Comparing the two quads: Why’s the new one better than the old?–123C8BdQ66A/index.html

2. 2021 Investment Climate Statements: Pakistan

3. Remarks on the Urgency of Global Climate Action

4. China woos Taliban as U.S. military departs Afghanistan

5. Blinken pulls India closer amid challenges in Afghanistan, China

6. There are many things Pakistan can learn from China. One-party rule isn’t one of them.

7. NSA Moeed Yusuf off to US to meet American counterpart as part of ‘high-level engagements’

8. Ilhan Omar leads congressional call for U.S. special envoy to combat Islamophobia


1. Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline: Pakistan wants Russia to increase shareholding up to 49pc
2. Iran, Pakistan, India Join Russian Naval Parade
3. Under Putin’s Rules, U.S. Mission in Russia Left With Skeleton Crew
4. Russia to join military drill in China, ‘displays mutual trust, eyes Central Asian security’
5. Reafirming Russia’s Afghan Strategy
6. US and Russia hold ‘substantive’ strategic stability talks as Moscow raps Biden for comments
7. Armenia seeks Russian forces on Azerbaijan border amid tensions
8. Russia’s daily COVID-19 deaths reach record high for third time
9. Govt looks to Central Asia, Afghanistan for exports
10. Russia’s Great Game in central Asia amidst US Withdrawal from Afghanistan
11. Pakistan’s geo-economic strategy is taking shape in Central Asia
12. Despite Taliban Advances, Central Asia Eyes Trade Ties With South Asia
13. Kazakhstan: Drought – Jul 2021
14. Russia to boost Tajikistan army amid Afghanistan ‘deterioration’
15. Five years in, Uzbekistan’s reform programme is being readied for Stage Two
16. Turkmenistan: Tokyo story


1. Civilian Casualties set to hit unprecedented Highs in 2021 unless urgent Action to Stem Violence – UN Report
2. Iran rejects UN rights chief’s ‘accusations’ over water protests
3. Al Qaeda present in 15 Afghan provinces: UN
4. UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion
5. No pathway to reach the Paris Agreement’s 1.5˚C goal without the G20: UN chief


1. SBP Weekly Data Report
2. State Bank of Pakistan maintains policy rate at 7%
3. Govt sees rapid growth amid external account pressures
4. Pakistan’s regional exports rise 9pc in FY21 5. Govt looks to Central Asia, Afghanistan for exports
6. Pakistan’s regional exports rise 9pc in FY21
7. IMF acknowledges robust economic activity in Pakistan
8. Pakistan eyes $87b worth of inflows
9. Pakistan buys four LNG cargoes at highest price since 2015
10. Eid economy regains lost ground
11. Short supply from Iran behind outages in Balochistan: minister
12. Expansion of existing LNG terminals opposed
13. NTDC mulls proposals to recover Rs714m from Iranian firm
14. Oil settles up, Brent tops $76 as U.S. supplies tighten more
15. In aftermath of German floods, fires burn in southern Europe as rains drench London
16. Global shipping industry disrupted again, this time by floods in Europe and China
17. Southern Europe battles wildfires as north cleans up after floods
18. Europe’s deadly floods leave scientists stunned
19. Ready to work with Pakistan on climate change: Kerry
20. Western North American extreme heat virtually impossible without human-caused climate change