1. U.S. Looks to Build on Secret Portions of Taliban Deal to Reduce Violence
2. Opinion: If Biden wants to counter China, he needs to look to India
3. Pakistan’s Geo-economic Delusions
4. Pakistan India Peace Move Silences Deadly Kashmir Frontier
5. Iran Sanctions
6. China Primer: U.S.-China Relations
7. Farmer Protests in India
8. Book: The Politics of Stopping Pandemics
9. U.S.-Russian Relations Will Only Get Worse
10. 2021 Second-Quarter Forecast
11. Transcript: Prospects for Peace: A Conversation with Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor
12. South Asia’s Nuclear Challenges: Interlocking Views from India, Pakistan, China, Russia and the United States
13. Shift in default position: the United Kingdom’s Defence and Security Industrial Strategy 2021
14. The nuclear age policy shall continue to face the command and control’s “always-never” dilemma ie the weapons are always available at the press of a button but should never be used either accidentally or inadvertently.
16. War, Power, Rules: The rationale behind IISS research
17. U.S. prepared to lift sanctions inconsistent with Iran nuclear deal
18. The U.S. is exporting instability and war, not freedom and democracy
19. A History of the Third Offset, 2014–2018
20. 2021 Second-Quarter Forecast


1. At 72, NATO’s mission has evolved from infamous – US in, Russia out, Germany down – to finding a common threat in Russia to survive…
2. Error 404 – Trust Not Found
3. Europe Urgently Needs a Geopolitical Purpose
4. Turkey coup: Top officers given life terms in mass trial
5. Turkey will push Istanbul canal plan forward ‘whether you like it or not’, Erdogan says, promises to ‘lay groundwork’ this summer
6. EU drugs regulator finds possible link between AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine and ‘very rare cases of unusual blood clots’
7. EU chiefs raise ‘deep worries’ over rights in Turkey with Erdogan
8. Boris Johnson desperately needs a more coherent China strategy
9. Foreign Minister Qureshi holds wide-ranging talks with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
10. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Islamabad, April 7, 2021
11. Russia’s Lavrov in Pakistan to Discuss Bilateral Ties, Afghan Peace
12. Russia ready to supply ‘special military equipment’
13. Russia records over 8,600 daily COVID-19 cases
14. No foreign leaders to be invited to Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9 — Kremlin
15. Pakistan, Russia agree to build economic, energy and defence ties
16. Central Asian States and Pakistan’s ports


1. Aiding Palestine refugees is not political
2. COVID-19 lays bare social inequality says UN chief, as COVAX doses top 36 million
3. Secretary-General welcomes US decision to lift sanctions against ICC officials
4. How can we vaccinate the world? Five challenges facing the UN-backed COVAX programme
5. Stop ‘widespread violence’ against children in Myanmar, UN officials urge


1. SBP Weekly Data Report
2. Pakistan’s Economy Shows Signs of a Nascent Recovery
3. IMF forecasts 1.5pc growth rate for Pakistan
4. SBP unveils Islamic banking plan
5. SBP boss ‘confident’ ahead of Pakistan’s return to IMF
6. Pakistan among beneficiaries of IMF-WB initiative
7. The rupee’s ‘cheerful’ rise
8. IMF sees Rs1.7tr fiscal adjustment
9. Public debt climbs 4.28% in July-Feb FY2021
10. Govt to seek IMF relief to mitigate Covid impact: PM Imran
11. Govt raises Rs869bn through T-bill auction
12. Pakistan’s exports reach decade-high of $2.3b in March
13. Pakistan, Bangladesh hail Turkey’s D-8 leadership
14. Pakistan gets nod from China for meat export after COVID-19 restrictions lifted
15. Prime minister for setting up STZs  
16. Gwadar Free Zone becomes operational
17. Covid accelerates edtech boom in Pakistan
18. How to increase female labour force participation in Pakistan
19. Council of Common Interests stays divided on 2017 census
20. IMF chief worried about middle-income countries, urges expanded definition of ‘vulnerable’
21. What the WHO Investigation Reveals About the Origins of COVID-19
22. The Perils of Overhyping Artificial Intelligence | Foreign Affairs
23. Oil gains 1% on strong U.S., China economic data
24. High stakes at sea in global rush for wind power
25. Measures to save agri sector from climate change urged
26. Exclusive: World Bank, IMF eye ways to link debt relief to climate change spending
27. US to support India’s climate plans: Envoy
28. National COVID debts: climate change imperils countries’ ability to repay