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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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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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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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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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