CSP WEEKLY UPDATES (November 4-10, 2023)

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & THE UNITED NATIONS

Ø  Pakistan urged to balance ties with US, China

https://www.dawn.com/news/1787708

Ø  Pakistan, US agree to carry forward strategic health dialogue

https://www.radio.gov.pk/09-11-2023/pakistan-us-agree-to-carry-forward-strategic-health-dialogue

Ø  New CNAS Report: “Rolling the Iron Dice: The Increasing Chance of Conflict Protraction”

https://www.cnas.org/press/press-release/new-cnas-report-rolling-the-iron-dice-the-increasing-chance-of-conflict-protraction

Ø  Blinken concerned by growing Russia-North Korea military ties

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/north-korea-blinkens-agenda-seoul-under-shadow-gaza-ukraine-2023-11-09/

Ø  The US House GOP Israel Bill Is Not Serious

https://www.cnas.org/publications/commentary/the-us-house-gop-israel-bill-is-not-serious

Ø  Gaza: ‘Humanitarian pauses’ will need coordination with the UN

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/11/1143422

Ø  $20 million appeal to support Palestine labour market

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/11/1143397

Ø  Israel-Palestine crisis: Silence the guns, UN relief chief tells Paris forum

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/11/1143382

Ø  Ukraine: Near-daily attacks deepen suffering

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/11/1143377

Ø  Production Gap Report 2023

https://www.unep.org/resources/production-gap-report-2023

Ø  General Assembly votes overwhelmingly against US Cuba embargo

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/11/1143112

Ø  Climate action: ‘Take steps to close the adaptation gap, now’

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/11/1143102

Ø  Women in Islam: Mohammed calls for action on education, empowerment and peace

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/11/1143287

 

RUSSIA & EUROPE

Ø  Exports to Europe fall despite GSP+

https://www.dawn.com/news/1788013/exports-to-europe-fall-despite-gsp

Ø  U.S., European officials broach topic of peace negotiations with Ukraine, sources say

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/us-european-officials-broach-topic-peace-negotiations-ukraine-sources-rcna123628

Ø  Russia formally pulls out of Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/11/7/russia-pulls-out-of-treaty-on-conventional-armed-forces-in-europe

Ø  Turkey Sidelined as EU Prepares to Open Door to Others
https://www.voanews.com/a/turkey-sidelined-as-eu-prepares-to-open-door-to-others/7346288.html

Ø  Russia coordinating efforts with Israel, Egypt, Palestine to open Rafah crossing — MFA

https://tass.com/politics/1704717

Ø  G7 ‘united’ on Ukraine as Russia warns over Western ‘aggression’

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/11/8/russia-defiant-against-colonialist-west

Ø  NATO chief calls for strengthening alliance after Russia’s withdrawal from CFE treaty

https://tass.com/world/1704681

Ø  Armenian PM still hopeful about signing peace agreement with Azerbaijan soon

https://tass.com/world/1704669

Ø  Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to Pakistan

https://tass.com/politics/1704587

Ø  Russia taking measures given US actions regarding European security, Lavrov says

https://tass.com/politics/1697193

Ø  Ukraine military officer had key role in Nord Stream sabotage, reports say

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/11/11/ukraine-officer-had-key-role-in-nord-stream-sabotage-reports-say

Ø  Hungary signals veto of Ukraine EU membership talks

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/11/10/hungarys-orban-says-negotiations-on-ukraines-future-eu-membership-should-not-move-forward

 

POLITICAL ECONOMY & NON-TRADITIONAL THREATS

Ø  SBP Weekly Data Report
http://www.sbp.org.pk/ecodata/index2.aspØ  Workers’ remittances increase by 11.5% in Octoberhttps://www.geo.tv/latest/518308-workers-remittances-increase-by-115-mom-in-octoberØ  IMF wants Pakistan to tax agriculture, real estate, retail sectors

https://www.geo.tv/latest/518222-imf-wants-pakistan-to-tax-agriculture-real-estate-retail-sectors

Ø  Current account deficit forecast cut by $2b

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2445145/current-account-deficit-forecast-cut-by-2b

Ø  ‘Illicit trade costing Pakistan Rs8 trillion per year in tax loss’

https://www.geo.tv/latest/517960-illicit-trade-costing-pakistan-rs8-trillion-per-year-in-tax-loss

Ø  Pakistan third top recipient of Chinese finance: study

https://www.dawn.com/news/1787102/pakistan-third-top-recipient-of-chinese-finance-study

Ø  No plans to prolong, increase IMF standby deal: Finance minister

https://www.geo.tv/latest/518160-no-plans-to-prolong-increase-imf-standby-deal-finance-minister

Ø  How digital transformation impacts businesses?

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2444919/how-digital-transformation-impacts-businesses

Ø  Rethinking Pakistan’s export strategy

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2444916/rethinking-pakistans-export-strategy

Ø  No room for any missteps

https://www.dawn.com/news/1786614/no-room-for-any-missteps

Ø  Brent oil hovers over $80 after sell-off

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2445693/brent-oil-hovers-over-80-after-sell-off

Ø  Food safety

https://www.dawn.com/news/1787438/food-safety

Ø  Construction sector’s contribution to pollution

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2444909/construction-sectors-contribution-to-pollution

Ø  Elusive climate justice

https://www.dawn.com/news/1787729/elusive-climate-justice

Ø  Has solution to climate change been buried deep in Earth all along?

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/hydrogen-white-gold-us-renewables-b2442461.html