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A Financial Time This week’s article suggested that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was trading its assertive foreign and security policy for a more measured diplomatic approach. Reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Lacking conventional military capabilities and capabilities, Abu Dhabi has become a master of war by delegation This argument closely resembles a …

Security officers at the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution in Beijing. The White House … [+] The report highlights China’s strategy of civil-military fusion that incorporates all societal and economic contributions to strengthening the military. Getty Images The White House liberated a report Tuesday which offers a solemn assessment of American companies prioritizing …

There is very little to celebrate as we observe our 123rd Independence Day. In fact, there is more horror and irony in our contemporary life than we would like to admit. A former Supreme Court justice fights for our rights in the Western Philippine Sea as a sitting president talks about the countless benefits of …

First of two parts BEFORE the advent of modern economics, the discourse of classical economists was dominated by the agenda of building a strong economy. For these economists, a robust economy would allow their country to fend off threats from their enemies and project it as an imperial power in the world. Thus, their research …

Midland City Council has received feedback on the Lo. Street market held last Saturday at Centennial Park. The event drew over 80 vendors downtown and allowed entrepreneurs and residents across the city to enjoy commercialism, camaraderie and community camaraderie. There will be markets in August and September as the city reviews the success of the …

NOTICE: The past 18 months have shown the value of the arts. With international travel restricted, we relied on books, screens, music, theater and galleries to transport us to new places. On the more mercantilist level, where I tend to focus in this column, the arts have also proven to be a convenient way to …

The head of the Planning Authority, Martin Saliba, has a lot to answer. Installed by former Planning Minister Ian Borg after relations with the current head of the Malta Tourism Authority, Johann Buttigieg, deteriorated, the PA executive chairman remained under the minister’s tenure Aaron Farrugia. This can be understood as a sign of the much-vaunted …

The new semiconductor mercantilism of the three great economic powers of Europe, the United States of America and China is putting great pressure on the high-tech giants of East Asia, Japan and South Korea. The United States, China and the EU are currently trying to set up chip factories within their economic borders with billions …

Photo credit: Paul Thurrott President Joe Biden signed an executive order banning U.S. investments in 59 Chinese tech companies with military ties, extending an executive order issued by his predecessor. “Further measures are needed to address the national emergency declared in Executive Decree 13959 of November 12, 2020, including the threat posed by the military-industrial …

In what appears to be a sudden turnaround, Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged his officials to create a trustworthy, kind and respectable image for the country. This is in stark contrast to Beijing’s harsh rhetoric or “wolf warrior diplomacy” seen in recent years. In fact, increasingly aggressive postures – led mainly by young officials …