Untangling the conflict in Libya

Untangling the conflict in Libya

Libya's conflict has taken a new twist after an attempt by eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to seize the capital, Tripoli, crumbled rapidly in recent weeks. WHO'S BEEN FIGHTING WHO? Haftar's…
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The Tripoli mirage

The Tripoli mirage

by Tonio Galea   The Libyan National Army is enduring its worst days yet since launching an all-out assault on Tripoli to topple the Government of National Accord, more than…
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Who finances WHO?

Who finances WHO?

After accusing the World Health Organization of pro-China bias last month and suspending contributions, U.S. President Donald Trump went further this week, threatening to halt funding altogether if the body…
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When oil became waste

When oil became waste

By David Gaffen The magnitude of how damaged the energy industry is came into full view on April 20 when the benchmark price of U.S. oil futures, which had never…
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From Russia, with love

From Russia, with love

by Matthew Bugeja The world may have come to a grinding halt, but Russia has found a way to make headlines in the last week or so. It may have been…
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No time for seesawing

No time for seesawing

A crisis situation demands clarity from the people at the top of the chain of command. It is important for communities and organisations alike to find a sense of assurance…
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Covid-19 may also heal

Covid-19 may also heal

For all the devastation that the coronavirus is causing, in Malta it seems to have revitalised the Nationalist Party. In the past few weeks, the country witnessed a renewed sense…
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Welcome to the world, Malta

Welcome to the world, Malta

It was a cold, dreary January afternoon in which Jesmond and Matthew first met in Valletta some two years ago. Both were incredibly passionate about the news, but more than…
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The walk of hope

The walk of hope

Why does the picture of a frail old man walking in the rain speak to us so profoundly at a moment like this? Of course, it matters that the man…
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The biggest Covid-19 victim

The biggest Covid-19 victim

Let me declare my personal interest first. I've been working in the communications field since 1993. It all happened by accident. Since then, I've been absorbed by the sector and…
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Why are you afraid?

Why are you afraid?

by Pope Francis  Pope Francis meditated on the calming of the storm from the Gospel of Mark during the prayer service over which he presided on the steps of St…
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Whatever it takes

Whatever it takes

“Whatever it takes” were the famous words pronounced by the former President of the European Central Bank in July 2012 to express his intention to support the euro, which at…
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Women are shaping history

Women are shaping history

This is coronavirus month, but it is also Women’s History Month. In March the world celebrates the contributions of women to society’s defining moments. Much of the awareness campaign this…
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Coronavirus: Let it not stop us!

Coronavirus: Let it not stop us!

by Prof. Andrew Azzopardi Dean, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta   The term resilience was originally an engineering term referring to the ability of a material or object…
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The spread of innovation

The spread of innovation

By Jesmond Saliba If necessity is the mother of invention, crisis is the mother of innovation. As we abandon the system that supports our social, commercial and personal interactions, the…
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COVID-19 and financial markets

COVID-19 and financial markets

Article by Keith Zahra - CiConsulta  A look at media reports on the performance of financial markets around the world offer a myriad of numbers providing evidence of the blow…
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A cure in core values

A cure in core values

It is rare to find a company that does not profess a set of core values these days. Visit any corporate website and if it misses a section outlining its…
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Lil Din l-Art Ħelwa…

Lil Din l-Art Ħelwa…

Today, people in Malta, locals and foreign, went on their balconies to salute and applaud the people in the medical profession for their work so far and also to encourage…
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EU reacts to anti-Semitic celebrations

EU reacts to anti-Semitic celebrations

 This article by Denise Grech was published on Diplomatique.Expert International Affairs eJournal. In Malta and all across Europe, carnival is known as a time for celebration and satire. But this year,…
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Coronavirus – An age of misinformation

Coronavirus – An age of misinformation

This article was written by CiConsulta's GeoPolitical expert Matthew Bugeja appeared on the Diplomatique.Expert International Affairs eJournal. This is being written because it needs to be said. In 2016, we entered…
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Far-right comes too close for comfort

Far-right comes too close for comfort

This article by Tonio Galea appeared on Diplomatique.Expert  Islamist terrorism today absorbs most of the attention of counter-terrorist activities, and with good reason. However, a problem has been allowed to fester…
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Brexit – Friends no more?

Brexit – Friends no more?

This article by Matthew Bugeja was first published on Diplomatique.Expert Brexit is done. Sort of. But not really. The interesting part is just beginning. When there is a divorce, there…
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CommuniqEU – Human Rights

CommuniqEU – Human Rights

This article by Keith Zahra appeared first on Diplomatique.Expert (Edition 23) and is compiled by CiConsulta for Corporate Dispatch  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the entry into force  of the…
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CommuniqEU – Financial Services

CommuniqEU – Financial Services

This article by Keith Zahra appeared first on Diplomatique.Expert (Edition 23) and is compiled by CiConsulta for Corporate Dispatch  In its efforts to enhance investor protection around the continent, ESMA, the regulator…
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