CSP WEEKLY UPDATES (June 29-July 5, 2024)

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & THE UNITED NATIONS

Ø  Ties with Pakistan in best place, says US official

https://www.dawn.com/news/1842764

Ø  Outgoing ambassador calls for persevering efforts to fortify Pakistan-US relations

https://www.geo.tv/latest/551958-outgoing-ambassador-calls-for-persevering-efforts-to-fortify-pakistan-us-relations

Ø  US envoy emphasizes ‘long history of partnership’ with Pakistan at Independence Day ceremony

https://www.arabnews.pk/node/2542531/pakistan

Ø  Pakistan rejects US religious freedom report, says it lacks transparency

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2476566/pakistan-rejects-us-religious-freedom-report-says-it-lacks-of-transparency

Ø  Pakistan-US security cooperation to continue: Pentagon

https://www.brecorder.com/news/40311180

Ø  Pakistan-US Infantry Rifle Company Exchange Exercise-2024 gets underway

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2024/07/04/pakistan-us-infantry-rifle-company-exchange-exercise-2024-gets-undferway/

Ø  Who’s in Charge of the IDF?

https://foreignpolicy.com/2024/07/03/idf-command-control-gaza-hamas/

Ø  Engaging With the Taliban Can Only Go So Far

https://foreignpolicy.com/2024/07/03/taliban-engagement-doha-process-un-diplomacy/

Ø  Gaza ‘split in two’ as civilians, humanitarians reset lives, aid efforts

https://news.un.org/en/story/2024/07/1151751

Ø  Ukraine: UN report reveals ‘horrific toll’ of Russian attacks

https://news.un.org/en/story/2024/07/1151741

Ø  Gaza: 250,000 set to be displaced by new Khan Younis escalation

https://news.un.org/en/story/2024/07/1151686

Ø  UN pushes for inclusive future in Afghanistan at Doha talks

https://news.un.org/en/story/2024/07/1151666

RUSSIA & EUROPE

Ø  UK’s Labour sweeps to power with Keir Starmer at helm as Sunak concedes election

https://www.dawn.com/news/1843952/uks-labour-sweeps-to-power-with-keir-starmer-at-helm-as-sunak-concedes-election

Ø  Pakistan to host SCO Heads of Governments summit in October

https://www.geo.tv/latest/552594-pakistan-to-host-sco-heads-of-governments-summit-in-october

Ø  China and Russia highlight ‘tectonic shifts in global politics’

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/4/china-and-russia-highlight-tectonic-shifts-in-global-politics

Ø  PM Shehbaz suggests Putin to renew trade under barter system

https://www.dawn.com/news/1843571/pm-shehbaz-suggests-putin-to-renew-trade-under-barter-system

Ø  Russia uncertain if Ukraine would reciprocate with ceasefire — Putin

https://tass.com/politics/1812655

Ø  India’s Modi to visit Russia next week

https://www.arabnews.pk/node/2543451/world

Ø  ‘Patriots for Europe’: Hungary’s Orban announces new EU Parliament alliance

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/30/patriots-for-europe-hungarys-orban-announces-new-eu-parliament-alliance

Ø  A growing club led by Xi and Putin to counter the US is adding a staunchly pro-Russia member

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/07/02/china/china-russia-belarus-full-member-sco-summit-intl-hnk/index.html

Ø  Far right wins in first round of French elections

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/30/frances-far-right-leads-in-first-round-of-elections-exit-polls-show

Ø  France’s Muslims fear for their futures as Le Pen’s far right party surges

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/2/frances-muslims-fear-for-their-futures-as-le-pens-far-right-party-surges

Ø  Putin and Xi hail ‘stability’ of China-Russia partnership on SCO sidelines

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/3/putin-and-xi-hail-stability-of-china-russia-partnership-on-sco-sidelines

Ø  Vladimir Putin Says Taliban Russia’s “Allies” In Fighting Terrorism

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/vladimir-putin-says-taliban-russias-allies-in-fighting-terrorism-6034602

POLITICAL ECONOMY & NON-TRADITIONAL THREATS

Ø  SBP Weekly Data Report
http://www.sbp.org.pk/ecodata/index2.asp

Ø  Fiscal gap: real elephant in room

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2475457/fiscal-gap-real-elephant-in-room

Ø  Socio-economic implications of budget

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2475459/socio-economic-implications-of-budget

Ø  FDI: a double-edged sword

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2475458/fdi-a-double-edged-sword

Ø  Budget 2024-25: Protecting ‘sacred cows’ again

https://www.dawn.com/news/1843122/budget-2024-25-protecting-sacred-cows-again

Ø  Stabilising the external economy

https://www.dawn.com/news/1843119/stabilising-the-external-economy

Ø  Pakistan surpasses annual export target

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2476073/pakistan-surpasses-annual-export-target

Ø  All requirements met for IMF bailout: finance official

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2476417/all-requirements-met-for-imf-bailout-finance-official

Ø  Unbridled food exports force domestic consumers to pay record prices for essential items

https://www.dawn.com/news/1843498/unbridled-food-exports-force-domestic-consumers-to-pay-record-prices-for-essential-items

Ø  Taxing the taxed

https://www.dawn.com/news/1843895/taxing-the-taxed

Ø  Oil prices on track for fourth straight week of gains

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/oil-prices-track-fourth-straight-week-gains-2024-07-05/

Ø  Macroeconomic impacts of climate change

https://www.dawn.com/news/1842944/macroeconomic-impacts-of-climate-change

Ø  Three ways to transform farming

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2475461/three-ways-to-transform-farming

Ø  Recent climate disasters resulting in losses of $30b to Pakistan’s economy; Ahsan Iqbal

https://www.app.com.pk/business/recent-climate-disasters-resulting-in-losses-of-30b-to-pakistans-economy-ahsan-iqbal/

Ø  Pakistan PM demands ‘generous’ assistance for nations vulnerable to climate change at SCO summit

https://www.arabnews.pk/node/2543281/pakistan

Ø  Haj and climate attributions

https://www.dawn.com/news/1843736/haj-and-climate-attributions

Ø  Heatwaves and hormones: How climate change is taking a toll on women’s menstruation cycles

https://www.dawn.com/news/1843165

Ø  Climate change is fuelling turbulence and posing threats to South Asian aviation

https://www.dawn.com/news/1843573

Ø  Using copper to convert CO to methane could be game changer in mitigating climate change

https://phys.org/news/2024-07-copper-methane-game-changer-mitigating.html

Ø  How the elite add to the climate mess

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/1206409-how-the-elite-add-to-the-climate-mess