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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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EU To Burundi: Regime Change Trumps Anti-Terror Help

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

30. March 2016

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EU To Burundi: Regime Change Trumps Anti-Terror Help

The EU has stepped up its behind-the-scenes role in organizing regime change in Burundi by taking the dramatic step to cut most of its funding for the country’s anti-terror contingent in Somalia, this according to the latest exclusive report from Reuters. Burundi provides nearly a quarter of the 22,000 African Union (AU) troops stationed in […]

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Hybrid Wars 3. Predicting Next Hybrid Wars

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

18. March 2016

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Hybrid Wars 3. Predicting Next Hybrid Wars

(Please read Part I and Part II prior to this article) Theoretical Review Identifying The Targets: The first two parts of the series introduced new concepts to the Hybrid War theory and successfully tested them on the Syrian and Ukrainian cases. This proved that a certain methodology does in fact exist for explaining and analyzing […]

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East Africa’s Problems Might Spoil Its Silk Road Dreams

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

9. February 2016

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East Africa’s Problems Might Spoil Its Silk Road Dreams

Whether it’s Al Shabaab, Burundi, or Zanzibar, a handful of regional issues are lining up to undermine East Africa’s stability and offset the most ambitious series of integrational projects in the continent’s history. The five-nation East African Community (EAC) of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania plans to transition into a formal federation sometime in […]

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIA)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

8. October 2015

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIA)

(Please read Part I before this article) The first part of the article touched upon the defining elements that constitute the paradigm shift created by the Coalition of the Righteous (COR), so it’s time to examine the geopolitical consequences of this game-changing development. Each observation deals either with an analyzed observation or a forecasted scenario, […]

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