Financial Action Task Force (FATF) continued to place Pakistan in the Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring as indicated in release on 21 February 2020 or the Grey List as is commonly known.
In simultaneous statements the United States and Taliban confirmed a seven day period of reduction of violence in Afghanistan while the US is preparing for signing agreement on 29 February
Normal reaction should be to congratulate the winning candidate incumbent President Ashraf Ghani but so far only two major stakeholders, India and the European Union have done so.
With final results of the Presidential elections disputed the leaders and people on ethnic lines a horizontal divide raises concerns of anarchy in Kabul.
Second batch of ambassadors mainly from European Union countries say Kashmir visit was not to a Potemkin Village, call for removal of all restrictions
The bottom up political process of panchayat elections is necessary for maintaining democratic veneer in J & K as UT wide polls can be held only on completion of the delimitation exercise.
Multiple factors such as narrow margin, rejection by rival candidates & Taliban, low turnout and threat of parallel government mark instability post final results declaring Ashraf Ghani's win.
Ministry of Defence Press Release on 17 February indicated that Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy is visiting Myanmar from 17 to 20 February 2020.
Major economies in East and South East Asia reveal plans for coping with the economic impact of the Corona Virus, India Finance Minister holds consultations with multiple stakeholders
Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, big data analytics, social media, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Natural language processing (NLP) can by used in tandem for predictive analytics
Six new malware activity reported by the US agencies monitoring North Korean cyber activity MARs provide detailed inputs for reducing exposure
10 key questions as the US and Afghan Taliban peace deal appears to be in the offing in the coming weeks
U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper says peace deal with Taliban risky, President Ghani cautions of a Trojan War Strategy by the group, yet an accord remains the only viable option.
In collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Pakistan is convening an International Conference to mark 40 years of Afghan Refugees Presence.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan two-day visit, as per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan Curtain Raiser is, “aimed at strengthening bilateral strategic partnership and economic ties”.
The texts indicate Saeed’s association with the al Qaeda not just for financing but also planning, facilitating, preparing and perpetrating terrorist acts
Pakistan has stage managed sentencing of UN and US nominated terrorist head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) timing with the consideration of blacklisting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
The globalized economy with a supply chain spread over multiple countries, global health emergencies which could manifest into pandemics have emerged as the main challenge.
Three different missile defence systems, Indian, Russian and the U.S./Norway which are not inter-operable may create gaps in Delhi that could be exploited by potential adversaries
While considerable success has been achieved in curbing the threat of Naxalism in Jharkhand the large number of districts which are affected, leaders and splinters will remain concern

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