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Who is afraid of peace in Afghanistan?

By Amb. M. K. BHADRAKUMAR (India)

14. February 2017

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Who is afraid of peace in Afghanistan?

The six-nation conference on Afghanistan due to be held in Moscow on Wednesday – including Russia, China, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan – is already in the US’ crosshairs. A Voice of America commentary has accused that by taking this initiative, “Russia is more interested in undermining the United States than in solving the regional […]

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Iranian media: Trump is on course to break us

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

30. January 2017

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Iranian media: Trump is on course to break us

Last week Andrew Korybko gave an extensive interview to the leading Iranian news agency Mashregh (part I, part II). He talked about the Eurasian dimension of his Hybrid Warfare theory, Syria crisis, Obama’s latent agenda to overthrow Iranian regime and Trump’s ambitions to carry out “Green Revolution 2.0”. ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes its full original text […]

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“Neo-Marxism” And “The New Middle East”

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. January 2017

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“Neo-Marxism” And “The New Middle East”

One of the most curious quirks of recent history is that self-proclaimed followers of the Cold War-era ideology of Marxism are on the upswing two and a half decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and interestingly enough, they’re making on-the-ground progress in the Mideast of all places. This may come as a surprise […]

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Is India menaced by Russia’s apparent partnership with Pakistan?

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR (India)

17. January 2017

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Is India menaced by Russia’s apparent partnership with Pakistan?

The Russian news agency Sputnik has featured a commentary by Moscow-based expert, Andrew Korybko signalling an imminent leap forward in the Kremlin’s strategy toward ties with Pakistan. Unsurprisingly, Sputnik claims that it has nothing to do with the opinions expressed in the commentary, which are the author’s personal opinion, but then, such things do not […]

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Syria’s diplomatic ammo going into the Astana political fight

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

29. December 2016

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Syria’s diplomatic ammo going into the Astana political fight

(Please read the first part of this series titled “Is the Tripartite really on the verge of ‘dicing up’ Syria?” prior to this article. It deals with the finer details about Reuters’ speculative report, which the author does not believe is validated or accurate, but nonetheless deserves to be addressed. In connection with this, it’s […]

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Is the Tripartite really on the verge of “dicing up” Syria?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

29. December 2016

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Is the Tripartite really on the verge of “dicing up” Syria?

Reuters just released a scandalous report jam-packed with statements from “unnamed sources” alleging that the Tripartite of Russia, Iran, and Turkey are conspiring to “dice Syria into spheres of influence”. Considering that it’s chock-full of unverifiable “statements” and rampant speculation, the article shouldn’t be taken too seriously and could very well be disinformation designed to […]

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Afghanistan – Fool’s War

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

12. October 2016

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Afghanistan – Fool’s War

Fifteen years ago this week, the US launched the longest war in its history: the invasion and occupation of remote Afghanistan. Neighboring Pakistan was forced to facilitate the American invasion or ‘be bombed back to the stone age.’ America was furious after the bloody 9/11 attacks. The Bush administration had been caught sleeping on guard […]

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The Global Plague Of Terrorism

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

15. July 2016

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The Global Plague Of Terrorism

Pakistan, a nation of 200 million, is witnessing a plethora of oppression, injustice, tyranny, religious exploitation and blatant lying. A majority of the population live in either various forms of poverty as victims or in fear of targeted killings and kidnappings for ransom by workers of the major political parties and religious terrorists. The perpetrators […]

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Missing pieces of Bin Laden’s execution puzzle

By Nauman SADIQ (Pakistan)

21. May 2016

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Missing pieces of Bin Laden’s execution puzzle

According to Seymour Hersh, the original plan of the Obama Administration regarding the disclosure of the execution of Osama bin Laden to the press was that he had been killed in a drone strike in the Hindu Kush mountains on the Afghan side of the border. But things didn’t go as planned during the operation […]

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (V)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

22. April 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (V)

(Please read Parts I, II, III, and IV prior to this article) The Ethnic Time Bomb Of Greater Uzbekistan Central Asia’s most glaring socio-political vulnerability is the idea of a Greater Uzbekistan that links the titular state with its neighboring diaspora in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. The following are situational descriptions for each of the […]

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (IV)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

15. April 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (IV)

(Please read Parts I, II, and III prior to this article) The US’ History Of Regional Revolution Attempts The most significant destabilizing scenario that could ever occur in Central Asia is an “Arab Spring”-like event that ravages the region and irreversibly upsets its existing political balance. The interesting aspect about this possibility is that it […]

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A Caspian Canal? Not So Fast…

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. April 2016

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A Caspian Canal? Not So Fast…

Alternative media outlets have been enthusiastically sharing the news that the almost mythical plans for a trans-Iranian Caspian Canal are once more inching towards reality, eagerly welcoming such a move as being in all of the Caspian States’ ultimate self-interest. As true as that is in pertinence to the economic front and even somewhat to […]

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