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Hybrid Wars 8. Crushing The East African Community (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

23. December 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Crushing The East African Community (II)

The first of the EAC countries to be discussed is Kenya, which is also the strongest economy of the bloc. Due to its location and history, it’s also the one that’s the most “Western-friendly” and well known, though what is much less discussed are the myriad Hybrid War vulnerabilities that it faces. Popularly conceived of […]

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Envoy killed in a ‘parallel universe’

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

21. December 2016

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Envoy killed in a ‘parallel universe’

The Russian ambassador was killed in Ankara on the evening of Dec. 19 .  The killer, a 22-year-old Turkish graduate of the police academy who had been fired in July after being deemed untrustworthy, fired 11 bullets into the ambassador’s back as he finished addressing the attendees at the opening of the Russia Through Turkish […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Crushing The East African Community (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

16. December 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Crushing The East African Community (I)

The East African Community is perhaps the most economically promising bloc of states in the entire continent, though it’s a grouping that most people don’t know anything about. Up until South Sudan’s accession in spring 2016, it was comprised of a geographically tight ‘circle’ of five states – Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. The […]

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Who planned the terrorist operation in Palmyra?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

14. December 2016

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Who planned the terrorist operation in Palmyra?

The unexpected militant attack on Palmyra on Dec. 10 was an unpleasant revelation for everyone who expected IS/Daesh to quickly succumb after its stinging defeat in Aleppo.  Around 5,000 terrorists overcame the resistance of smaller SAA contingent who were forced to withdraw toward the T4 airbase.  Fortunately, 80% of the civilians had been successfully evacuated […]

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The Implications Of Daesh’s Palmyra Offensive

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

12. December 2016

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The Implications Of Daesh’s Palmyra Offensive

Daesh is on the warpath again, this time making another attempt to seize the historic and symbolic city of Palmyra. The precise details about the course of the battle and the city’s immediate future are unclear, but what’s easier to assess are the implications behind this latest assault. The first thing is that the attack […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIC)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

9. December 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIC)

The final part of the Hybrid War research on the Horn of Africa region delves into the four most possible scenarios in which the region’s entire stability can be disrupted. The two preceding sections examined the state of affairs in this part of Africa and the distinct strategic situations surrounding each of the studied countries. […]

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Calming The Mainstream Media’s Trump-China Hysteria

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

7. December 2016

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Calming The Mainstream  Media’s Trump-China Hysteria

Two huge stories have dominated the media over the past week, and they’re that Trump took a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s leader and that he fired off some unfriendly Tweets directed against China. Both of these stories obviously intersect by telling the world a lot about what the future of American-Chinese relations might entail […]

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Russia: Road to the Revolutions

by Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

3. December 2016

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Russia: Road to the Revolutions

We continue publishing the series of Julien Paolantoni’s essays on the history of the Russian Empire. The first two related parts were The Roots of Russia : From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow and A Superpower Rises: Foundation of the Russian Empire. Introduction Part 2 of this series was an attempt […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIB)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

2. December 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIB)

The first part of the research on the Horn of Africa described the regional state-to-state political dynamics, and now it’s time to delve into each country more in depth in order to acquire a heightened sense of their strategic positions. This will enable the final section about the Hybrid War vulnerabilities in the region to […]

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Who is Celebrating the Assassination of the USSR?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

27. November 2016

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Who is Celebrating the Assassination of the USSR?

Last Friday the Atlantic Council hosted a curious panel in Washington, DC, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the dissolution of the USSR: three shabby men who personally participated in a notorious, clandestine meeting in the Belavezha forest in Belarus on Dec 8, 1991 were seated on a stage in the capital of the principal […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIA)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

25. November 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIA)

Please read Introduction, Part IA and IB before this chapter. The Horn of Africa has the second most globally geostrategic location on the continent behind North Africa, straddling the commercially vital Red Sea and providing international access to the world’s fastest-growing economy of Ethiopia.  In this sense, the coastal states acquire a dual maritime and […]

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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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