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Iranian media: Trump is on course to break us

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

30. January 2017

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Iranian media: Trump is on course to break us

Last week Andrew Korybko gave an extensive interview to the leading Iranian news agency Mashregh (part I, part II). He talked about the Eurasian dimension of his Hybrid Warfare theory, Syria crisis, Obama’s latent agenda to overthrow Iranian regime and Trump’s ambitions to carry out “Green Revolution 2.0”. ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes its full original text […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. There’s more than meets the eye in Mozambique

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

27. January 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. There’s more than meets the eye in Mozambique

South-Central Africa Foreword The Hybrid War research has now moved from the Horn of Africa and East Africa down to a belt of states that the author has taken to calling South-Central Africa, which includes Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and Angola (and will be covered in that order). This part of Africa is important because it […]

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“Neo-Marxism” And “The New Middle East”

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. January 2017

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“Neo-Marxism” And “The New Middle East”

One of the most curious quirks of recent history is that self-proclaimed followers of the Cold War-era ideology of Marxism are on the upswing two and a half decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and interestingly enough, they’re making on-the-ground progress in the Mideast of all places. This may come as a surprise […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Lots of trouble to Tanzania

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

20. January 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. Lots of trouble to Tanzania

The last of the five traditional East African Community (EAC) countries to analyze in this research is Tanzania, the bloc’s stalwart southeastern member. Long recognized as a bastion of harmonious stability in spite of its around 120 separate ethnic groups and languages, Tanzania also has a history of regional leadership in the anti-colonial struggle and […]

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What’s going on in Gambia?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

20. January 2017

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What’s going on in Gambia?

An international scandal has been unfolding over the past month due to supposedly outgoing President Jammah’s flip-flopping remarks, with even the UN Security Council asking him to respect the democratic vote of the people and step down like he promised. Just yesterday, in fact, the regional military-economic integrational bloc of ECOWAS launched an invasion in […]

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Is India menaced by Russia’s apparent partnership with Pakistan?

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR (India)

17. January 2017

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Is India menaced by Russia’s apparent partnership with Pakistan?

The Russian news agency Sputnik has featured a commentary by Moscow-based expert, Andrew Korybko signalling an imminent leap forward in the Kremlin’s strategy toward ties with Pakistan. Unsurprisingly, Sputnik claims that it has nothing to do with the opinions expressed in the commentary, which are the author’s personal opinion, but then, such things do not […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Is it high time for HW in the African Highlands?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

13. January 2017

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Hybrid Wars 8. Is it high time for HW in the African Highlands?

Rwanda and Burundi straddle the African highlands in the central part of the continent, occupying an ultra-strategic position along the transregional border between East and Central Africa. Overpopulated, mostly agricultural, and plagued with a past of ethnic violence, these two similar neighboring states are bound to share an interrelated destiny due to their near-identical demographic […]

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What awaits Syria at the Astana talks?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. January 2017

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What awaits Syria at the Astana talks?

The Russian-Iranian-Turkish Tripartite is preparing to mediate a new round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana sometime soon, and President Assad just announced that he is ready to negotiate on “everything” provided that the process follows the legal mechanisms laid out in the Syrian Constitution. Australian professor and prominent Syrian activist Tim Anderson is correct when […]

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The crisis for Christianity in the Middle East

By Kristian GIRLING (UK)

11. January 2017

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The crisis for Christianity in the Middle East

Introduction Christianity currently faces an existential crisis in its place of origin which is seeing an exodus of Christian migrants in the face of persecution and substantial socio-economic decline. The crisis is being overlooked or ignored by many states of Christian heritage and even by many churches. Few institutions have taken the opportunity to extend […]

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Political Uncertainty In Post-Daesh Iraq

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

9. January 2017

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Political Uncertainty In Post-Daesh Iraq

The political future of Iraq is uncertain because of the intensified domestic splits between its constituent Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish communities which were exacerbated by Daesh over the past couple of years. Post-2003 Iraq has been continually plagued by communal violence, but never before had each of its three communities been so divided from one […]

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Russian Revolutions and Civil War

by Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

31. December 2016

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Russian Revolutions and Civil War

Related: The Roots of Russia: From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow (part 1); A Superpower Rises: Foundation of the Russian Empire (part 2), The Road to the Revolutions (part 3) Introduction Part 3 of this series set out the political, economic and intellectual context leading to the Russian Revolutions. This […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Uganda’s Pivotal Future Could Be Undermined

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

30. December 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Uganda’s Pivotal Future Could Be Undermined

Uganda is a country that many people seem to have heard of, but barely anyone except the locals knows anything about. Nestled near the divided but resource-rich Central African region, yet still technically part of the integrating and market-focused East African one, Uganda could serve as a critical bridgehead in linking together two dynamic areas […]

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