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Regional War Looms As “Kurdistan” Cross The Euphrates

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

20. July 2016

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Regional War Looms As “Kurdistan” Cross The Euphrates

Dismissed by some as a “non-event” back when it was first declared in mid-March, the self-proclaimed and Kurdish-led “Rojava – Northern Syria Democratic Federal System” is cancerously spreading across the Euphrates and linking up with YPG-occupied territory in the northwest of Syria. Unconstitutional political aspirants in that part of the country just announced that liberated […]

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Popular representation and democracy in Syria – end of `Alawite dictatorship’?

By Kristian GIRLING (UK)

27. April 2016

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Popular representation and democracy in Syria – end of `Alawite dictatorship’?

Introduction The Syrian parliamentary election of 13 April 2016 is demonstrative of the apparent and continuing plurality of Syrian society as manifested within the People’s Council – a parliamentary body which has often been regarded as merely a façade of legitimation for the ruling Baath Party government of President Bashar al-Assad. Plurality within the parliament […]

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What the election results tell about the reality of war-torn Syria

By Ken STONE (Canada)

18. April 2016

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What the election results tell about the reality of war-torn Syria

Tuesday’s Syrian election was a vote of confidence by the Syrian people in their government. 5,085,444 voters cast their ballots out of a possible 8,834,994 eligible voters. The overall participation rate of 58% (virtually identical to Canada’s last federal election) exceeded the government’s expectations in most places but was low in others. For example, it […]

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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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Russian air mission in Syria completed: reasons and implications

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

16. March 2016

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Russian air mission in Syria completed: reasons and implications

On March 14 Russia announced its troops will soon be pulled out of Syria – the military operation launched on Sept. 30 of last year at the request of the president Bashar al-Assad, is near completion. Russia has made every effort to normalize the situation in a country that has been engulfed in chaos for […]

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Hybrid Wars 2. Testing the Theory – Syria & Ukraine

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. March 2016

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Hybrid Wars 2. Testing the Theory – Syria & Ukraine

(Please read ‘Hybrid Wars 1. The Law Of Hybrid Warfare‘ prior to this article) The author’s book, “Hybrid Wars: The Indirect Adaptive Approach To Regime Change” (available for free PDF download here), thoroughly makes the case that Syria and Ukraine are the US’ first victims of Hybrid War, but the scope of the article is […]

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Obama’s Syria Gambit: Insanity, or Doubling-Down?

By Stephen EBERT (USA)

16. December 2015

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Obama’s Syria Gambit: Insanity, or Doubling-Down?

I am often able to “diagnose” insanity by applying the simple adage: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” In Syria, in spite of a continuous series of defeats in spreading the “American way of life” (another way of saying global hegemony), and the associated worsening of […]

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What ISIS really has in mind

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

15. December 2015

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What ISIS really has in mind

Recent attacks by ISIS sympathizers in Paris, London and San Bernardino, California, are not random acts of mindless violence and gory atrocities. Far from it, they are part of a well-developed strategy by the Islamic State, or ISIS, to draw the western powers into a far larger war in the Mideast. They are being aided […]

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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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Where will the Ukrainian bombs explode?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

8. December 2015

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Where will the Ukrainian bombs explode?

On Dec 7 the Cyber-Berkut made public another set of evidence exposing preparations for false flag attacks in Syria by the Ministry of Defense of Qatar. According to a hacked mail by Anton Pashynskyi, a SpetsTechnoExport (official Ukrainian arms trader) functionary, on Oct 21, 2015 he wrote to his Polish partner Level 11 the following: […]

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Islamic Scholar on Syria, Crimea and the End of Times

By Sheikh IMRAN HOSEIN (Malaysia)

5. December 2015

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Islamic Scholar on Syria, Crimea and the End of Times

This interview by the famous Islamic scholar Sheikh Imran Hosein to a Serbian portal was given a few days after Russian Air-Space Forces launched the counter-terrorist campaign in Syria. Sheikh Imran, who currently lives in Malaysia, is the prominent preacher of peaceful and harmonic co-existance of the Christians & Muslims and an ardient critic of […]

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Who is Right in Syria?

By Lawrence DAVIDSON (USA)

30. November 2015

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Who is Right in Syria?

Here is the situation in Syria as I see it: Russia is taking a long-range view and wants stability in post-ISIS Syria. France and the United States are taking the short-range view and really have no achievable plans for Syria’s future stability. Turkey appears to have given little thought to Syria’s future. Ankara may be […]

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