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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

2. December 2016

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

The first part of the research on the Horn of Africa described the regional state-to-state political dynamics, and now it’s time to delve into each country more in depth in order to acquire a heightened sense of their strategic positions. This will enable the final section about the Hybrid War vulnerabilities in the region to […]

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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

25. November 2016

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

Please read Introduction, Part IA and IB before this chapter. The Horn of Africa has the second most globally geostrategic location on the continent behind North Africa, straddling the commercially vital Red Sea and providing international access to the world’s fastest-growing economy of Ethiopia.  In this sense, the coastal states acquire a dual maritime and […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa (IB)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

18. November 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa (IB)

Please read Introduction and Part IA before this chapter. Financial, Customs, And Economic Institutions Other than the divisive military-security perspective and ‘dark scenario’ forecasting that’s been hitherto applied for understanding African geopolitics, there’s also the more unifying and positive approach of analyzing the continent’s financial, economic, and integrative institutions. Financial Institutions: Africa is home to […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa (IA)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. November 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa (IA)

The introductory text prefaced the general concepts that the author will be extrapolating on further in the research, and now that the basics of the overall analytical foundation and the contours of the reference map are out of the way, it’s time to begin exploring the influence of hegemonic and institutional regionalism on African geopolitics, […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa – Introduction

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

4. November 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa – Introduction

The most colonized and exploited continent in the history of the world is once more the center of global competition, albeit this time the form of rivalry between the Great Powers has taken on a much more nuanced, though no less intense, form. The US, France, and their unipolar allies want to retain Africa as […]

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Is Southern Africa About To Be Shaken Up By Hybrid War? (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

14. July 2016

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Is Southern Africa About To Be Shaken Up By Hybrid War? (II)

Part I The Hybrid War In Practice Connecting The Three Pieces: Each of the three forces described above have their own specific uses in the US’ destabilization template against Zimbabwe, but on their own, they’re insufficient to produce the desired result. Therefore, the US has consolidated them together via the Color Revolution coordination mechanism and […]

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