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NGOs And The Mechanics Of Hybrid War

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

23. September 2016

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NGOs And The Mechanics Of Hybrid War

Foreign-linked NGOs all across the world play an irreplaceable role in fomenting Hybrid Wars. The Law of Hybrid War states that these sorts of conflicts are manufactured identity clashes predicated on disrupting, controlling, or influencing multipolar transnational connective infrastructure projects in key transit states by means of enacting Regime Tweaking, Regime Change, or Regime Rebooting […]

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The Grand Global Circus: 2016 US Presidential Elections

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

19. September 2016

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The Grand Global Circus: 2016 US Presidential Elections

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies—Groucho Marx When I was young I remember how excited many of us children would be to visit the circus when it came to town. For us the best part was the opening, the clown or the […]

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The elusive peace and the Great Middle East civil war

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

2. August 2016

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The elusive peace and the Great Middle East civil war

– In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” ―Franklin D. Roosevelt   1950-1978: Peace has been elusive since I came into political understanding in mid-60s. For three decades following World War 2, superpowers USA and USSR waged ideological wars in the South East Asian Theater. […]

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Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

By Shelley KASLI (India)

20. July 2016

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Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

An article published in March on the American Enterprise Institute’s website titled Could there be a coup in Turkey?, considered the possibility of a military coup transpiring in Turkey. Its author, David Rubin, explains Turkey’s predicament: The situation in Turkey is bad and getting worse. It’s not just the deterioration in security amidst a wave […]

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Send Our War Criminals To The Hague Court

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

13. July 2016

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Send Our War Criminals To The Hague Court

Last week’s Chilcot report on Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq was as polite and guarded as a proper English tea party. No direct accusations, no talk of war crimes by then Prime Minister Tony Blair or his guiding light, President George W. Bush. But still pretty damning. Such government reports and commissions, […]

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Terrorism as Pretext for Intervention in Middle East

By Nauman SADIQ (Pakistan)

9. June 2016

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Terrorism as Pretext for Intervention in Middle East

In order to understand the hype surrounding the phenomena of Islamic radicalism and terrorism, we need to understand the prevailing global economic order and its prognosis. What the pragmatic economists have forecast about the free market capitalism has turned out to be true; whether we like it or not. A kind of global economic entropy […]

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Missing pieces of Bin Laden’s execution puzzle

By Nauman SADIQ (Pakistan)

21. May 2016

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Missing pieces of Bin Laden’s execution puzzle

According to Seymour Hersh, the original plan of the Obama Administration regarding the disclosure of the execution of Osama bin Laden to the press was that he had been killed in a drone strike in the Hindu Kush mountains on the Afghan side of the border. But things didn’t go as planned during the operation […]

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Popular representation and democracy in Syria – end of `Alawite dictatorship’?

By Kristian GIRLING (UK)

27. April 2016

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Popular representation and democracy in Syria – end of `Alawite dictatorship’?

Introduction The Syrian parliamentary election of 13 April 2016 is demonstrative of the apparent and continuing plurality of Syrian society as manifested within the People’s Council – a parliamentary body which has often been regarded as merely a façade of legitimation for the ruling Baath Party government of President Bashar al-Assad. Plurality within the parliament […]

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What the election results tell about the reality of war-torn Syria

By Ken STONE (Canada)

18. April 2016

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What the election results tell about the reality of war-torn Syria

Tuesday’s Syrian election was a vote of confidence by the Syrian people in their government. 5,085,444 voters cast their ballots out of a possible 8,834,994 eligible voters. The overall participation rate of 58% (virtually identical to Canada’s last federal election) exceeded the government’s expectations in most places but was low in others. For example, it […]

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Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

4. April 2016

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Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (I)

The unprecedented upsurge in violence along the Line of Contact between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh has raised universal concern that a larger conflict might be brewing, with some analysts seeing it as an outgrowth of Turkey’s destabilizing anti-Russian policies over the past couple of months. As attractive as it may be to believe such […]

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Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria

By Shelley KASLI (India)

19. March 2016

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Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria

Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. Russia is to maintain a military presence at its naval base in Tartous and at the Khmeymim airbase. In fact Russia is “withdrawing without withdrawing”. The partial withdrawal is seen by […]

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Erdogan’s Manual for Terrorising Kurds

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

25. February 2016

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Erdogan’s Manual for Terrorising Kurds

The recent terrorist attack in Ankara nearby a military headquarters was used by president Erdogan as another pretext to put the blame on Kurdish armed groups operating in Syria and inside Turkey. In the wink of eye Turkey’s security forces announced the name of the suspect who happened to be a Syrian citizen closely tied […]

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