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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

14. July 2016

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

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 6. Trick To Containing China (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

1. July 2016

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (III)

(Please read Part I and Part II prior to this article) The research has thus far extrapolated on Southeast Asia’s global economic importance and the most relevant points in its recent history, which therefore set the appropriate situational backdrop for grasping ASEAN’s geostrategic significance. The region plays a critical role in facilitating China’s international trade […]

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BRICS, multipolarity and membership: the 100-200 million club

By Kristian GIRLING (UK)

20. April 2016

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BRICS, multipolarity and membership: the 100-200 million club

Introduction Since 2010 the BRICS grouping has developed as a focus of organisation among emerging regional and international powers. That it has come to in existence is indicative of a broader shift towards a multipolar world in international affairs. The success of BRICS so far other than as a novel attempt at reorientation of states […]

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