THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & THE UNITED NATIONS

Ø  Pakistan looks to build on ‘momentum’ in bilateral ties with US

https://www.dawn.com/news/1802665

Ø  The Year Policymakers Woke Up to AI

https://foreignpolicy.com/2023/12/25/ai-policy-artificial-intelligence-geopolitics-chatgpt-openai-2023/

Ø  US and China resume military contacts at the highest level

https://www.ft.com/content/e499f036-ab76-4c1a-a53e-b2583bd1bc45

Ø  The Specter of Nationalism

https://foreignpolicy.com/2024/01/03/nationalism-elections-2024-democracy-liberalism/

Ø  Elections to Watch in 2024

https://foreignpolicy.com/2024/01/02/top-global-elections-2024-india-russia-mexico-bangladesh-taiwan-venezuela-uk/

Ø  The role of the US, Europe, and Indo-Pacific partners in India’s China strategy

https://www.brookings.edu/articles/the-role-of-the-us-europe-and-indo-pacific-partners-in-indias-china-strategy/

Ø  The Biden Administration Is Quietly Shifting Its Strategy in Ukraine

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2023/12/27/biden-endgame-ukraine-00133211

Ø  Security Council meets over Red Sea attacks amid growing threat of spillover from Gaza war

https://news.un.org/en/story/2024/01/1145267

Ø  Gaza war: ‘Intense ground battles’ reported, hospital hit kills five

https://news.un.org/en/story/2024/01/1145247

Ø  Gaza on the brink as one in four face extreme hunger

https://www.wfp.org/stories/gaza-brink-one-four-people-face-extreme-hunger

Ø  UN chief condemns Russian attacks against Ukrainian cities and towns

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/12/1145197

Ø  Security Council discusses crisis in the Middle East; UN chief warns of conflict’s ‘further spillover’

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/12/1145182

Ø  INTERVIEW: The UN’s role in setting international rules on AI

https://news.un.org/en/interview/2024/01/1145192

RUSSIA & EUROPE

Ø  Russia Moves Forward With Plans to Buy Iranian Ballistic Missiles

https://www.wsj.com/world/russia-moves-forward-with-plans-to-buy-iranian-ballistic-missiles-cf3560e4

Ø  What Russia’s escalating air attacks mean

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-67871729

Ø  Putin inks decree on granting citizenship to foreigners under contract with Russian army

https://tass.com/politics/1729173

Ø  EU foreign policy chief says world must ‘impose’ solution to Gaza war

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/3/eu-foreign-policy-chief-says-world-must-impose-solution-to-gaza-war

Ø  Russia, Ukraine exchange hundreds of prisoners in largest release of war

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/3/russia-ukraine-exchange-hundreds-of-prisoners-in-largest-release-of-war

Ø  ‘Russia and Ukraine target each other’s defence industry amid land stalemate

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/4/russia-and-ukraine-pummel-each-others-defence-industry-amid-land-stalemate

Ø  Russia used North Korean missiles in Ukraine, US says

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/4/russia-used-north-korean-missiles-in-ukraine-us-says

Ø  In 2024, Europe to hunt for new partners to offload asylum seekers

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2024/1/3/in-2024-europe-to-hunt-for-new-partners-to-offload-asylum-seekers

POLITICAL ECONOMY & NON-TRADITIONAL THREATS

Ø  SBP Weekly Data Report
http://www.sbp.org.pk/ecodata/index2.aspØ  Copper exports to China cross $1b

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2452208/copper-exports-to-china-cross-1b

Ø  Analysis: Economic woes driving global firms’ exodus

https://www.dawn.com/news/1801999/analysis-economic-woes-driving-global-firms-exodus

Ø  Special Report: Steering next year’s economic ship

https://www.dawn.com/news/1802278/special-report-steering-next-years-economic-ship

Ø  Exports rise to 18-month high

thttps://tribune.com.pk/story/2452005/exports-rise-to-18-month-high

Ø  A year of stabilisation

https://www.dawn.com/news/1802295/a-year-of-stabilisation

Ø  Expensive and unreliable electricity: a solution

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2451736/expensive-and-unreliable-electricity-a-solution

Ø  An undervalued PSX

https://www.dawn.com/news/1802291/an-undervalued-psx

Ø  IMF board to review Pakistan tranche on Jan 11

https://www.dawn.com/news/1802504/imf-board-to-review-pakistan-tranche-on-jan-11

Ø  Oil prices higher on Fed comments on inflation, Middle East tensions

https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/oil-prices-higher-fed-comments-inflation-middle-east-tensions-2024-01-05/

Ø  ADB to fund climate-resilient housing projects

https://www.dawn.com/news/1802507/adb-to-fund-climate-resilient-housing-projects

Ø  Sizing up climate negotiations

https://www.dawn.com/news/1803051/sizing-up-climate-negotiations

Ø  Perception And Awareness Of Climate Change In Pakistan – Analysis

https://www.eurasiareview.com/04012024-perception-and-awareness-of-climate-change-in-pakistan-analysis/

Ø  Climate change has forced millions to flee their homes — and Asia is ‘not prepared’

https://www.cnbc.com/2024/01/04/climate-change-has-displaced-millions-in-pakistan-china-and-india.html