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EU, Russia: doomed to partnership

By Adomas ABROMAITIS (Lithuania)

10. December 2015

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EU, Russia: doomed to partnership

Relations between the European Union and Russia are at a critical stage now. Though this is a permanent state for the past ten years. Ties between the EU and Russia have particularly deteriorated in the past several years. The economic sanctions against Moscow imposed in the summer of 2014, after then Ukraine’s Crimea voted in […]

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Orban The Fox

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

6. December 2015

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Orban The Fox

(This posting is a select chapter from Andrew Korybko’s second book that will focus on the geopolitical application of Hybrid Wars.)  Victor Orban may not be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but he’s definitely a fox. He sly presents himself as a populist voice that outspokenly represents emerging social norms, placing him at the vanguard of […]

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A Hybrid War to break the Balkans?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

27. November 2015

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A Hybrid War to break the Balkans?

In the spirit of the New Cold War and following on its success in snuffing out South Stream, the US has prioritized its efforts in obstructing Russia’s Balkan Stream pipeline, and for the most part, they’ve regretfully succeeded for the time being. The first challenge came from the May 2015 Color Revolution attempt in Macedonia, […]

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Grandmaster Putin’s Trap – 2

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

13. November 2015

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Grandmaster Putin’s Trap – 2

In December of last year we published an intriguing article by Dmitry Kalinichenko, “Grandmaster Putin’s Trap,” which has drawn far more attention from readers than we ever expected. It continues to be cited by many international political and economic experts. That article addressed Russia’s latent strategy to get rid of US bonds and use its […]

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. November 2015

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (III)

The Chinese-Indian Cold War Of 2015 It’s politically taboo to speak about it in the global media for a variety of reasons and respective interests, but China and India have been engaged in a very dynamic Cold War since at least the beginning of this year. The earlier-described rivalry over the Indian Ocean states is […]

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. November 2015

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (II)

The Chinese-Indian Competition Over The Indian Ocean Islands (Please read Part I before this article) There should be no doubt among objective observers that the assassination and violent coup plots in the Maldives are predicated on returning Nasheed to power, but the context behind these events extends well past the island chain and into the […]

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

10. November 2015

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (I)

State Of Emergency In The Maldives The tropical paradise and world-famous tourist destination of the Maldives has been put under a month-long state of emergency over fears that a violent regime change scenario is about to commence. The tiny but geographically disperse Indian Ocean archipelago sits along a key maritime transit route linking the expanding […]

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China’s Diplomacy and Deterrence of Parade

By Shah Rukh HASHIMI (Pakistan)

9. November 2015

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China’s Diplomacy and Deterrence of Parade

Historically, Diplomacy and War are the two primary means to pursue, protect and preserve interests of a state. Differing from the past, contemporary diplomacy is characterized by the smart combination of both hard and soft power. In this globalized world every state being rational, protecting its national interests seeks to maximize its own gains. International […]

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ASEAN’s SEZs Can Help Actualize Russia’s Asian Sea Arc

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. October 2015

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ASEAN’s SEZs Can Help Actualize Russia’s Asian Sea Arc

Russia is in the midst of a transformational geo-economic pivot, whereby its previous Western-prioritized economic relations are rapidly moving towards Asia. As part of this historic shift, Russia seeks to spearhead three North-South vectors of trade, with the subject of this article being the one directed towards ASEAN. The Asian Sea Arc, as the author […]

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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

11. October 2015

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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

It’s over! The great game to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean has been won economically by China which has gained access through Pakistan after it was lost through military adventures of Great Britain, Soviet Union and the United States. Now the great Middle East game has started with Russia’s entry in the region. […]

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

10. October 2015

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

(Please read Part I, Part IIA and Part IIB before this article) Barely anything is certain in life, but if there’s one thing that geopolitical observers can most surely expect, it’s that the US will fiendishly find a way to pay Russia back for the sudden reversal that Moscow’s inflicted upon its strategic fortunes in […]

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIB)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

9. October 2015

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIB)

(Please read previous section before this article)   This section examines how and why the two formerly most stable states in the Mideast (at least according to conventional Western understanding) have become the ones facing the greatest prospects of full-scale destabilization: The Saudis Are Running Scared Biting The Russian Hand: The combined effect of the […]

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