Ø  The Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s National Security StrategyØ  A history of U.S. interference worsened Pakistan’s devastating floods

Ø  India’s Balancing Act on Russia Is Getting Trickier

Ø  White House Tightens Rules on Counterterrorism Drone Strikes

Ø  What Would Brinkmanship Look Like in the Indo-Pacific?

Ø  Afghan Central Bank Assets, Biden’s Executive Order, and Victims of Terrorism Litigation

Ø  OPEC+ Oil Cut: Are Saudi Arabia and UAE Testing the Limits of a New World Order?

Ø  Report: Artificial Intelligence and Arms Control

Ø  Pakistan’s ‘climate carnage beyond imagination’, UN chief tells General Assembly

Ø  Ukraine: UN General Assembly demands Russia reverse course on ‘attempted illegal annexation’

Ø  Business leaders deliver bold solutions to unlock long-term investment in SDGs

Ø  Report: State of Climate Services Report


Ø  Additional £10 million of UK aid for flood relief efforts in Pakistan
Ø  EU executive recommends Bosnia become candidate memberØ  Switzerland proposes $1,000 fines for breaking ‘burqa ban’

Ø  Hungary and Serbia to build pipeline to transport Russian oil

Ø  Biden promises air defence systems for Ukraine after attacks

Ø  Zelenskyy asks for ‘air shield’ as G7 pledges continued support

Ø  Russia’s Putin hails ties as he meets UAR president

Ø  Europe turns to Africa for gas as alternative to Russia

Ø  West steps up military aid to Ukraine after Russian barrage

Ø  UN condemns Russia’s annexation move: How did countries vote?

Ø  As NATO holds more nuclear talks, Russia warns of World War III

Ø  Qatari emir meets Putin in Kazakhstan

Ø  With Putin, Palestinian leader rules out US role as mediator

Ø  Germany’s Merkel defends decision to get Russian natural gas

Ø  Putin tempts Turkey, suggests making it Europe’s new gas hub

Ø  France starts sending natural gas directly to Germany

Ø  France to supply air defence systems to Ukraine after wave of Russian strikes

Ø  Heads of CICA delegations adopt six documents at Astana summit – Kremlin

Ø  CIS summit opens in Astana


Ø  SBP Weekly Data Report

Ø  Pakistan’s aggregate productivity declining: WB

Ø  SBP keeps policy rate at 15%

Ø  Remittances hit four-month low in Sept

Ø  IMF to help Pakistan based on UNDP, WB assessment on floods

Ø  Rupee best performing currency

Ø  Cash-strapped Pakistan expected to receive $4bn from int’l institutions

Ø  BITs with EC, South Asia to continue

Ø  Encouraging women entrepreneurship

Ø  Door open to bilateral debt rescheduling

Ø  Is the rupee’s recovery temporary?

Ø  Pakistan flaunts IT potential

Ø  IMF cuts 2023 growth outlook

Ø  Much complacency

Ø  Digital solutions help rural Pakistan

Ø  Historic decline in cotton output feared

Ø  Floods expose fragility of telecom infrastructure: report

Ø  The perplexing population puzzle

Ø  Oil edges up on weaker dollar, low U.S. diesel stocks

Ø  Pakistan may seek several billion dollars in projects at COP27

Ø  Pakistan’s Floods Add to Climate Change Payments Debate

Ø  Costs of climate

Ø  Pakistan given vice-chairmanship of UN climate conference

Ø  Drive for climate compensation grows after Pakistan’s floods

Ø  Funds for Pakistan flood relief come too little, too late

Ø  How Pakistan can prevent another flood disaster

Ø  Climate change a huge threat to disaster reduction agenda