economic warfare


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economic warfare

[‚ek·ə′näm·ik ′wȯr‚fer]
(ordnance)
The defensive use in peacetime, as well as during a war, of any means by military and civilian agencies to maintain or expand the economic potential for war of a nation and its (probable) allies; and, conversely, the offensive use of any measure in peace or war to diminish or neutralize the economic potential for war of the (likely) enemy nation and its accomplices.
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Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had earlier accused foreign powers of waging 'economic warfare' against his country.
'We have no shortage of skill - just we have to create right environment,' Mr Shah said and added 'in order to utilize the indigenous potential to its maximum capacity we need to work together [province and the federal government,' he said and added 'unfortunately, this hybrid economic warfare is going on within the country - we need to get out of it,' he said.
Others factors included allegations on Kuwait of economic warfare and of slant-drilling for oil across the international border, while the invasion was also indicative of Iraqi interest in Kuwaiti oil reserves.
Economic warfare, whether by preventing trade exchange or exploiting mass media or punishing those who help Syria, has several short-term and long-term goals; essentially they seek to create economic problems that cause division in the Syrian society and affect the investment environment after it saw improvement recently, as this economic warfare seeks to drive away investors and businessmen.
Relentless Saudi-led bombing in Yemen is not the only form of assault pushing millions to the brink of famine: the Hadi government is also spearheading a campaign of "economic warfare" as it refuses to pay civil servants and the national currency collapses.
As for economic warfare, Luo also listed China's three key "bargaining chips with the United States" as being soybeans, the Big Three auto manufacturers, and Boeing.
Summary: Today, economic warfare has become global and the participants are not the typical superpowers we saw in the eighties such as the United States and Russia.
Mohammad-Ali Jafari, the commander of the Pasdaran, who said Donald Trump's "economic warfare" against Iran was the final effort by the Americans to overthrow the Islamic Republic--an effort, Jafari said, that "will be defeated."
The United States on Monday restored sanctions targeting Iran's oil, banking and transportation sectors and threatened more action to stop its "outlaw" policies, steps the Islamic Republic called economic warfare and vowed to defy.
The two most interesting chapters are the middle two, emphasizing technological development and economic warfare. Chapter seven, "Crisis Instability and Preemption," explores a comparison between cyber and railroad developments, circa 1914, as facilitating technologies.
Further Xi Jinping stressed on the fact that it is intolerable to recognize energy blockades, sanctions, and economic warfare through USA's unilateral decisions.
In it, Gerasimov dissected a purported western war strategy, employing propaganda and economic warfare to soften up the adversary for military action by special forces, aided by private military companies and domestic opposition.

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