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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

17. February 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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Hybrid Wars 8. South Atlantic Africa

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

10. February 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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Hybrid Wars 8. Malawi and Zambia

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

27. January 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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Hybrid Wars 8. Lots of trouble to Tanzania

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

20. January 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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What’s going on in Gambia?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

20. January 2017

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What’s going on in Gambia?

An international scandal has been unfolding over the past month due to supposedly outgoing President Jammah’s flip-flopping remarks, with even the UN Security Council asking him to respect the democratic vote of the people and step down like he promised. Just yesterday, in fact, the regional military-economic integrational bloc of ECOWAS launched an invasion in […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Is it high time for HW in the African Highlands?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

13. January 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. Is it high time for HW in the African Highlands?

Rwanda and Burundi straddle the African highlands in the central part of the continent, occupying an ultra-strategic position along the transregional border between East and Central Africa. Overpopulated, mostly agricultural, and plagued with a past of ethnic violence, these two similar neighboring states are bound to share an interrelated destiny due to their near-identical demographic […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Uganda’s Pivotal Future Could Be Undermined

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

30. December 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Uganda’s Pivotal Future Could Be Undermined

Uganda is a country that many people seem to have heard of, but barely anyone except the locals knows anything about. Nestled near the divided but resource-rich Central African region, yet still technically part of the integrating and market-focused East African one, Uganda could serve as a critical bridgehead in linking together two dynamic areas […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Crushing The East African Community (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

23. December 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Crushing The East African Community (II)

The first of the EAC countries to be discussed is Kenya, which is also the strongest economy of the bloc. Due to its location and history, it’s also the one that’s the most “Western-friendly” and well known, though what is much less discussed are the myriad Hybrid War vulnerabilities that it faces. Popularly conceived of […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Crushing The East African Community (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

16. December 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Crushing The East African Community (I)

The East African Community is perhaps the most economically promising bloc of states in the entire continent, though it’s a grouping that most people don’t know anything about. Up until South Sudan’s accession in spring 2016, it was comprised of a geographically tight ‘circle’ of five states – Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. The […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIC)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

9. December 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIC)

The final part of the Hybrid War research on the Horn of Africa region delves into the four most possible scenarios in which the region’s entire stability can be disrupted. The two preceding sections examined the state of affairs in this part of Africa and the distinct strategic situations surrounding each of the studied countries. […]

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