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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

8. April 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (III)

(Please read Part I and Part II prior to this article) Turkmenistan: The threat facing Turkmenistan is less of a Color Revolution than an Unconventional War. The catalyst for this conflict would be a terrorist invasion coming from Afghanistan that unexpectedly sweeps northwards along the Murgab River. Such an offensive doesn’t even have to reach […]

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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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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

25. March 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (I)

(Please reference the entire Law of Hybrid War series in order to get acquainted with the strategic themes of this article) The Crossroads Of The Multipolar World Redefining The Heartland: The “Greater Heartland” acquires its premier strategic and economic importance due to being the supercontinental fulcrum of multipolar integration. As was mentioned at the end […]

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Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria

By Shelley KASLI (India)

19. March 2016

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Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria

Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. Russia is to maintain a military presence at its naval base in Tartous and at the Khmeymim airbase. In fact Russia is “withdrawing without withdrawing”. The partial withdrawal is seen by […]

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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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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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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

11. October 2015

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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

It’s over! The great game to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean has been won economically by China which has gained access through Pakistan after it was lost through military adventures of Great Britain, Soviet Union and the United States. Now the great Middle East game has started with Russia’s entry in the region. […]

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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

7. October 2015

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

The US’ plan to construct a “New Middle East”, announced during the failed 2006 Israeli War on Lebanon, has been totally offset by Russia’s game-changing anti-terrorist intervention in Syria. Although no formal details were ever officially provided as to what this “New Middle East” would look like, many caught on that it would likely follow […]

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Summer of Summits and Russia’s Grand Geo-Economic Strategy (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

7. September 2015

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Summer of Summits and Russia’s Grand Geo-Economic Strategy (II)

(Please read Part I before this article in order to acquire the proper background context as pertaining to the forums and summits) The Southern Shift This is the future economic phase which Russia is currently preparing for, and it’s essentially the full activation of the multipolar network-centric policy that’s been steadily advanced through the Eurasian […]

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