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Macedonia: The Day After Tearce

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

28. December 2016

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Macedonia: The Day After Tearce

The results are in, and VMRO has beaten back yet another ‘soft coup’ attempt in the Republic of Macedonia. Although there were very legitimate fears that SDSM and its foreign backers might resort to large-scale voter fraud and other such tricks in order to tip the scales in their favor, this was averted because of […]

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Macedonian Media: Ruling Party About To Win Over Western Mercenaries

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. November 2016

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Macedonian Media: Ruling Party About To Win Over Western Mercenaries

We are publishing the exclusive English source of the interview given by the American political analyst Andrew Korybko to the Macedonian NetPress agency. He speaks about the forthcoming early parliamentary elections to be held in Macedonia on 11 December 2016 which are likely to be won by the ruling VMRO party of Nikola Gruevski, the […]

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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 5. Breaking the Balkans (VI)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

4. June 2016

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (VI)

(Please read Parts I, II, III, IV, and V before this article) The final chapter concerning the Law of Hybrid War’s applicability to the Balkans concludes with the Republic of Macedonia, the country that’s arguably the most at risk of being torn apart by the US’ schemes. It satisfies almost all of the socio-political vulnerabilities […]

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (V)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

3. June 2016

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (V)

(Please read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV before this article) The research thus far has thoroughly explained the Hybrid War context in the Balkans and the specific regional vulnerabilities that are ripe to be exploited. This penultimate section will thus briefly elaborate a bit more on each country’s Hybrid War scenarios […]

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (IV)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

27. May 2016

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (IV)

(Please read Part I, Part II, and Part III before this article) Part III heavily detailed the three most explosive regional factors currently threatening the Balkans, whereas this current chapter will look at three less imminent, but no less impactful, ones that could also throw the region’s stability into jeopardy. The Croatian-Serbian Missile Race Historical […]

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Macedonian Media: We Will Not Succumb To Western Blackmail!

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

25. May 2016

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Macedonian Media: We Will Not Succumb To Western Blackmail!

We are exclusively publishing the full English original source of the new interview given by the American political analyst Andrew Korybko to Macedonian NetPress agency. He outlines general landscape of the Hybrid Warfare in the Balkans, exposes the regional ethnic and emotional stress-lines, stirred up by the interested supranational actors, warns the Albanian community in […]

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

20. May 2016

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (III)

(Please read Part I and Part II before this article) Thus far in the research, it’s been established that an intense New Cold War competition is taking place in the Balkans between the unipolar and multipolar worlds, with the latter vehemently working to bring their transnational connective projects to the region, whereas the former is […]

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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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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

6. May 2016

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Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (I)

(Please reference the entire Law of Hybrid War series in order to get acquainted with the strategic themes of this article) Reconceptualizing The Balkan Peninsula The Balkans are the most geostrategically important region in Europe today, and truth be told, they’ve held this role for centuries before, despite whether or not various Great Powers acknowledged […]

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How long will Belgrade seesaw between NATO and Russia?

By Sergey BELOUS (Russia)

23. April 2016

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How long will Belgrade seesaw between NATO and Russia?

“We intentionally set the bar too high for the Serbs to comply.  They need some bombing and that’s what they are going to get.”  This was how then-US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright described the draft peace agreement during a break at the conference in Rambouillet (February 1999).  At the time the Yugoslav delegation had […]

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Controlling Crime in Albania: The Ban of “Burner Phones”

By Christopher BARBER (USA)

5. April 2016

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Controlling Crime in Albania:  The Ban of “Burner Phones”

Are you in the market for a block of explosive C4 which can be activated by a mobile phone?  The going rate in Albania is 2,000 euros.  Would you like to install a second detonator, ensuring that the explosion is 100% guaranteed? Only 500 euros more!  In July 2014,  Albanian secret police investigators were offered […]

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