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Hybrid Wars 8. China, Cobalt, And The US’ Color Revolution Plans For The Congo

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. China, Cobalt, And The US’ Color Revolution Plans For The Congo

China secured one of the most important deals of this century so far, and it’s the $2.65 billion that it paid for the Tenke mine in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, or hereafter referred to simply as the Congo) at the end of May. The Financial Times has an […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Is Southern Africa About To Be Shaken Up?

Friday, February 17, 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. Is Southern Africa About To Be Shaken Up?

Commonly thought of as a bastion of peace and stability in the continent ever since the turn of the century, the southern part of Africa is once more returning to the spotlight of global attention. Zimbabwean officials have alleged that the American and French embassies are behind the latest Color Revolution commotion in the country, […]

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Trump and the “Ruskies”

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Trump and the “Ruskies”

Recent days in US politics almost seem like a plot out of a Hollywood movie, except that they are happening and have real consequences. After Gen. Mike Flynn was ousted from his post as National Security Advisor, for daring to speak to the Russians, possibly about sanctions, but also possibly not, tensions by Russophobic politicians […]

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Who is afraid of peace in Afghanistan?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Who is afraid of peace in Afghanistan?

The six-nation conference on Afghanistan due to be held in Moscow on Wednesday – including Russia, China, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan – is already in the US’ crosshairs. A Voice of America commentary has accused that by taking this initiative, “Russia is more interested in undermining the United States than in solving the regional […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. South Atlantic Africa

Friday, February 10, 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. South Atlantic Africa

As the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa and the continent’s number one oil producer, Angola seems set for a promising future. The country finally pulled out of a 27-year long civil war in 2002 and has been rapidly building up its infrastructure ever since, even if its economy still retained its energy-exporting dependence. The economic […]

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How Trump’s Trying To Win Back Turkey

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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How Trump’s Trying To Win Back Turkey

It should be evident to all objective observers by now that “America First” doesn’t equate to international isolationism or peace. Rather, just as the author predicted in his Sputnik analysis on Trump’s foreign policy right after his election, the 45th President is taking a firm stand against Iran and China, and even making overtures to […]

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What Nikki Haley should know about annexed Crimea

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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What Nikki Haley should know about annexed Crimea

The speech by the new US permanent representative to the UN Security Council, Nikki Haley, at a Security Council meeting on 3 February backed up the idea that the new administration policy on Crimea will be followed up. Haley said exactly the same nonsense as Samantha Power before her: «Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Malawi and Zambia

Friday, February 3, 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. Malawi and Zambia

The landlocked countries of Malawi and Zambia are little-known to the rest of the world, yet they occupy very strategic positions in the continental interconnectivity projects and Hybrid War projections. Zambia is situated smack dab in the center of north-south and east-west corridors, while Malawi – for all of its poverty and underdevelopment – is […]

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Iranian media: Trump is on course to break us

Monday, January 30, 2017

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Iranian media: Trump is on course to break us

Last week Andrew Korybko gave an extensive interview to the leading Iranian news agency Mashregh (part I, part II). He talked about the Eurasian dimension of his Hybrid Warfare theory, Syria crisis, Obama’s latent agenda to overthrow Iranian regime and Trump’s ambitions to carry out “Green Revolution 2.0”. ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes its full original text […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. There’s more than meets the eye in Mozambique

Friday, January 27, 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. There’s more than meets the eye in Mozambique

South-Central Africa Foreword The Hybrid War research has now moved from the Horn of Africa and East Africa down to a belt of states that the author has taken to calling South-Central Africa, which includes Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and Angola (and will be covered in that order). This part of Africa is important because it […]

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“Neo-Marxism” And “The New Middle East”

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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“Neo-Marxism” And “The New Middle East”

One of the most curious quirks of recent history is that self-proclaimed followers of the Cold War-era ideology of Marxism are on the upswing two and a half decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and interestingly enough, they’re making on-the-ground progress in the Mideast of all places. This may come as a surprise […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Lots of trouble to Tanzania

Friday, January 20, 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. Lots of trouble to Tanzania

The last of the five traditional East African Community (EAC) countries to analyze in this research is Tanzania, the bloc’s stalwart southeastern member. Long recognized as a bastion of harmonious stability in spite of its around 120 separate ethnic groups and languages, Tanzania also has a history of regional leadership in the anti-colonial struggle and […]

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