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The elusive peace and the Great Middle East civil war

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

2. August 2016

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The elusive peace and the Great Middle East civil war

– In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” ―Franklin D. Roosevelt   1950-1978: Peace has been elusive since I came into political understanding in mid-60s. For three decades following World War 2, superpowers USA and USSR waged ideological wars in the South East Asian Theater. […]

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (VII)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

29. July 2016

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (VII)

(Please read the previous parts prior to this article) Insular ASEAN has a strategic role in presiding over maritime access points to the region and beyond, but it’s mainland ASEAN and its political stability that most directly affect China’s core strategy at the moment. It’s highly unlikely that circumstances will rapidly change to the point […]

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (VI)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

22. July 2016

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (VI)

(Please read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V prior to this article) All of the insular ASEAN states aside from Indonesia have already been discussed, but there’s so much to analyze about the organization’s largest member that only its own separate chapter will properly suffice. As the archipelagic gatekeeper between […]

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (V)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

15. July 2016

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (V)

(Please read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV prior to this article) The research up until this point has focused on the regional geopolitics of the ASEAN region, establishing a solid foundation for the reader to acquaint themselves with its general dynamics. It also delivered insight into the US’ strategic machinations in […]

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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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Macedonian Media: ‘Balkan Megaprojects Pave Way For Grand Eurasian Free Trade Area’

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. July 2016

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Macedonian Media: ‘Balkan Megaprojects Pave Way For Grand Eurasian Free Trade Area’

ORIENTAL REVIEW exclusively publishes the interview, given by the Hybrid Warfare expert Andrew Korybko to the Macedonian edition “Vecer” late June, in English. He speaks about the US R-TCR (Regime Tweaking – Regime Change – Regime Reboot) strategy  in the Balkans, and efforts by Russia and China to stabilize Eurasia. *** You’re in Skopje at […]

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (IV)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

8. July 2016

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (IV)

(Please read Part I, Part II, and Part III prior to this article) The first part of this transitionary chapter explains how the strategic friction between China and the CCC in the Greater Mekong Subregion sets the foundation for American-directed Hybrid Wars against Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand. After that, the second part explores some of […]

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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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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. June 2016

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) The global economic position of ASEAN is of pivotal importance in contemporary international relations, but similarly just as significant is the region’s strategic one vis-à-vis China and the unipolar world. There’s a multitude of complex variables impacting on the current state of affairs, and in order to […]

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

17. June 2016

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (I)

China is the only Great Power with the economic wherewithal to challenge the US all across the world, and as such, these qualities neatly complement Russia’s military capabilities in assisting both civilizational poles as they jointly forge a multipolar world order. The manifestation of their shared global vision and the framework through which they cooperate […]

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Of China, conservatism, constitutions and Communist revivals

By Matthew COOPER (USA)

22. May 2016

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Of China, conservatism, constitutions and Communist revivals

As I have said before, the modern Chinese thinker I admire most – both on an ideological level and on a personal level – would probably be the late great Fei Xiaotong, who is not without reason sometimes considered the Alexis de Tocqueville of China. Not only was the good sociologist remarkably profound in his […]

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

13. May 2016

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) The first part spoke at length about the strategic situation in the Balkans and briefly identified the state of affairs in each country, thus infusing the reader with the valuable background knowledge. Continuing with what has already been learned, the research will now transition into an examination of […]

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