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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (V)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

12. May 2017

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (V)

Part I, part II, part III, part IV In approaching the end of the African Hybrid War research, the series will now take to addressing the strategic vulnerabilities inherent in Niger, a country which is triply important for its uranium reserves, geographic position just north of Niger, and the emerging French-Chinese competition there. These three […]

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Is the Geriatric Fifth Republic About to Marry Macron?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

4. May 2017

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Is the Geriatric Fifth Republic About to Marry Macron?

Something that was originally conceived as a grandiose pageant of political marketing will come to a conclusion next Sunday in France.  A young man with an evident Oedipus complex who has never held a single elected office and who was almost unknown just three years ago is now preparing to fill the seat once occupied […]

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“Germany of Asia” looking to restore its sovereignty

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

1. May 2017

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“Germany of Asia” looking to restore its sovereignty

While the new resident of the White House has been acquiring a taste for military adventures overseas, the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, visited Moscow last Thursday for his 17th talk with Vladimir Putin. But of course their normal economic agenda, intended to hammer out the final details of some painful bilateral issues, was […]

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The Russian Hawaii

By Vladimir ANSHUKOV (Ukraine)

30. April 2017

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The Russian Hawaii

The first European explorers reached these heavenly volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean at the end of the 18th century. One, the famous British voyager James Cook, also found his final resting place there. As a direct consequence of this “contact with civilization,” a local chieftain named Kamehameha (sometimes spelled Tamehameha) proclaimed […]

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The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency in military terms

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

29. April 2017

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The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency in military terms

April 29 marks the 100th day in office of Donald Trump – a man who, unlike many of his predecessors in recent decades, lacks any practical experience serving in the government’s executive or legislative branches, or even in the military. This 45th US president – whose bid for office was supported by military officials and […]

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (IV)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

7. April 2017

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (IV)

Part 1, Part II, Part III The last chapter of the Hybrid War research, not just for West Africa but the entire continent, deals with its largest country, Nigeria. This federal republic, as it’s officially called, has the largest population of any African country at over 175 million people, thus bestowing it with limitless economic […]

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

31. March 2017

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (III)

Part 1, Part II To continue with analyzing the countries around Nigeria’s periphery, it’s now time to turn the research’s focus over to Cameroon, one of the most stable and relatively prosperous countries in all of Africa. Despite being home to more than 240 separate ethno-linguistic groups, Cameroon avoided the destructive tribal violence of its […]

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. March 2017

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (II)

The first of the four main countries to be explored in the West Africa Hybrid War analysis is Chad, the sparsely populated state located at the trilateral crossroads between West-North-Central Africa. A cursory glance at the map reveals the geostrategic significance of this country, but it also misleadingly presents it as a desert-strewn state in […]

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

17. March 2017

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (I)

The last part of the African continent to be analyzed in the Hybrid War vulnerability study is its western core region around Nigeria. This part of Africa is significant for many reasons, not least of which are its demographic and energy potential. Nigeria importantly sits at the juncture of what observers traditionally delineate as West […]

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Analyzing Austria’s “Refugee”/Immigrant Proposal For The EU Periphery

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. March 2017

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Analyzing Austria’s “Refugee”/Immigrant Proposal For The EU Periphery

The Austrians recently called on the Western Balkans, Georgia, and Egypt to build “refugee”/immigrant centers for processing and potentially indefinitely housing the hundreds of thousands of non-Western individuals that are streaming into the EU. Mr. Sebastian Kurz told the German Bild am Sonntag newspaper that “It is not that important where exactly they [the centers] […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. South Sudan’s Total Collapse Could Destroy Central And Eastern Africa

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

10. March 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. South Sudan’s Total Collapse Could Destroy Central And Eastern Africa

The Failed State Belt The second-last African region under Hybrid War study is the Failed State Belt of South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR), which together form a black hole of chaos in the North-Central part of the continent. These states weren’t always the disorderly and dysfunctional, but were made so because of […]

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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. February 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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