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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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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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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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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

1. April 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) “The Eurasian Balkans” As promising of a potential that the Greater Heartland has in fulfilling what seems to be the world’s inevitable multipolar destiny, it runs the risk of being held back by the adroit manipulation of its “Eurasian Balkan” socio-political vulnerabilities. To bring the reader up […]

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ASEAN And The New Cold War Battle For Eurasia’s Economic Future (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

14. December 2015

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ASEAN And The New Cold War Battle For Eurasia’s Economic Future (I)

The Global Economic Crossroads ASEAN’s solid growth in the past few decades has made it an enviable partner for many, and the economic bloc has entered into several high-profile free trade agreements (FTAs) in the past couple of years. As of the end of 2015, it has bilateral FTAs with Australia and New Zealand, China, […]

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Snagging the Pipelines Cobweb: a checkmate for the US?

By Marco NOCERA (Italy)

11. December 2015

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Snagging the Pipelines Cobweb: a checkmate for the US?

The civil war in Syria, the attempts of ousting Bashar Al-Assad from Syrian Government and the consequent formation of new terrorist groups have deep roots and untold causes that have to be investigated, yet. What about their consequences in the near future? US is gambling credibility away in the Syrian conflict. As a matter of […]

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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

10. October 2015

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

(Please read Part I, Part IIA and Part IIB before this article) Barely anything is certain in life, but if there’s one thing that geopolitical observers can most surely expect, it’s that the US will fiendishly find a way to pay Russia back for the sudden reversal that Moscow’s inflicted upon its strategic fortunes 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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Polar Reorientation In the Mideast (US-Iran)? (IV)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

15. August 2015

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Polar Reorientation In the Mideast (US-Iran)? (IV)

(Please read Part I, Part II, and Part III prior to this concluding piece) All of the previously acquired information from the three earlier parts allows one to form four phased scenario forecasts that help predict the contours and consequences of the US-Iran and Russia-Saudi Arabia ‘reorientations’. The first one is essentially a reading of […]

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