US Dominates the Global Semiconductor Value ChainsAlarmist views that the US semiconductor industry is in need of subsidies and trade protection are not supported by facts. Graph 1: Semiconductor global market share, 2020Source: Semiconductor Industry Association. Graph 2: Semiconductor value added by activity and region in 2019 (%)Source: Semiconductor Industry Association. American firms spent about $44 billion on R&D in 2020, more as a percent of sales than any other country’s semiconductor industry (graph 3). Graph 3: Semiconductor R&D expenditures, 2019 (% sales by country)Source: Semiconductor Industry Association.
The researchers use a model simulation to examine which impact on welfare the 2012 Iran and 2014 Russia sanctions had, looking at the targeted countries and the coalition countries. The effect of the sanctions occurred even though there was no cohesive, global coalition for the sanctions. The Iran sanctions would likewise have gained significant traction, primarily through the participation of China and also the United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, and Brazil. Overall, the costs of the Russia sanctions are significantly higher than those of the Iran sanctions. This is also relevant with regard to the sanctions imposed on Russia this year,” adds Hinz.3 months ago Eurasia Review
It was the first time a North Korean rocket landed south of the line since the 1950-53 Korean War, the South Korean military said. Launching 23 was the most North Korea had fired in a single day, according to the South’s military. “It demonstrates that North Korea has the ability to launch multiple ballistic missiles at targets in South Korea and the region to deter the U.S. and the R.O.K. from attacking North Korea, even though [they] have no intent of attacking,” he said, using the abbreviation for South Korea’s official name, the Republic of Korea. According to data from the Netherlands-based BNO News, the barrage represented 11 percent of the total number of missiles launched by North Korea since 1953.2 months ago Eurasia Review
By RFABy Hyemin SonNorth Korean factories are producing uniforms for Russian soldiers – in violation of U.N. sanctions – as Moscow’s war in Ukraine begins its first full winter, sources inside North Korea told Radio Free Asia. “They are making winter uniforms and underwear to be used by the soldiers in the war with Ukraine. “As the war between Ukraine and Russia continues, the propaganda about friendship between Russia and North Korea has been intensifying,” the source said. The raw materials are then sent to Pyongyang and Pyongsong by freight train from Tumen River station,” the second source said. “As … freight train service between North Korea and Russia resumed on November 2nd, it’s not only that the finished uniforms are going to Russia, raw materials for new uniforms will be coming in this way,” he said.2 months ago Eurasia Review
By K. Lloyd BillingsleyThe Army wants to rename Fort Hood, Texas, after the late Gen. Richard Cavazos, who served in Korea and Vietnam. Amy Sue Krueger, and Lt. Col. Warman. The wounded did not get their medals until 2015 and Maj. Hasan, wounded by a civilian police officer, got better medical treatment than his victims. So Lt. Col. Warman and the 13 others did lose their lives to enemy fire, and there was nothing “alleged” about it. Fort Warman would be a fine choice.2 months ago Eurasia Review
By Ahsan ZaheerThe 2022 football World Cup is scheduled to happen in Qatar from November 21 to December 18. Qatar will deploy tens of thousands of security forces to ensure a flawless World Cup. Qatar signed agreements with several countries regarding security arrangements for the World Cup. The Gulf country will be hosting the football world cup for the very first time. Always in fewer budgets and with limited technology, Pakistan Army has produced great results against all the challenges and entire world admitted the professionalism and expertise of Pakistan Army.2 months ago Eurasia Review
North Korea is no exception because of the sharp escalation in doctrinal changes and missile tests that started in January 2022. North Korea’s funding for its kinetic programs is troublesome. North Korea’s cyberfunding is highly political too, sending a strong message about capabilities. More importantly, the US-South Korea response to North Korea’s antics this year is some of the most assertive in years. North Korean President Kim Jong Un is not one to cower under threats, even those coming from the US Secretary of Defense about North Korea ceasing to exist.2 months ago Eurasia Review
In late October, Australia dropped its opposition to a landmark treaty banning nuclear weapons in a vote at the United Nations. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) prohibits the development, testing, stockpiling, use and threats regarding the use of nuclear weapons. Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the Nobel-awarded organization behind the TPNW, called the U.S. embassy’s comments “irresponsible” adding, “Using nuclear weapons is unacceptable, for Russia, for North Korea and for the U.S., UK and all other states in the world. The cost of nuclear weapons deployment, development, and procurement could soar to $634 billion. According to current estimates, Australia’s nuclear submarines could cost up to $171 billion.2 months ago Eurasia Review