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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. November 2015

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (II)

The Chinese-Indian Competition Over The Indian Ocean Islands (Please read Part I before this article) There should be no doubt among objective observers that the assassination and violent coup plots in the Maldives are predicated on returning Nasheed to power, but the context behind these events extends well past the island chain and into the […]

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

10. November 2015

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (I)

State Of Emergency In The Maldives The tropical paradise and world-famous tourist destination of the Maldives has been put under a month-long state of emergency over fears that a violent regime change scenario is about to commence. The tiny but geographically disperse Indian Ocean archipelago sits along a key maritime transit route linking the expanding […]

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Myanmar: Drawn-Out Peace Or Battle Lines Drawn? (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

23. October 2015

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Myanmar: Drawn-Out Peace Or Battle Lines Drawn? (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) The first part of the series addressed the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) and the strategic geography resulting thereof, while this concluding section forecasts the three progressively intensifying post-election scenarios for where the polarized tension is headed. Because of its length, it’s divided into parts A and B, […]

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Asian NATO-like project to be stopped (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

29. September 2015

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Asian NATO-like project to be stopped (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) The first part of the series outlined the construction of the Asian NATO and described all the ways in which its various members are converging with their anti-Chinese policies in the Philippines. This part of the research speaks about possible scenarios that could happen to offset the organization’s […]

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Asian NATO-like project to be stopped (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

29. September 2015

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Asian NATO-like project to be stopped (I)

The US’ Pivot to Asia (P2A) is obviously aimed against China, and Washington’s ultimate plan has always been to assemble a coalition of countries that can contain the global supergiant. As the Pivot enters into its fourth year soon, the contours of the Chinese Containment Coalition (CCC) are beginning to take shape, and it’s become […]

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Summer of Summits and Russia’s Grand Geo-Economic Strategy (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

7. September 2015

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Summer of Summits and Russia’s Grand Geo-Economic Strategy (I)

While Western pundits have been busy building the myth of “Russian isolation” all throughout the summer, the country itself has been busy hosting four major forums and summits that absolutely refute the mainstream media’s false narrative. The Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), BRICS Summit, SCO Summit, and the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) have each […]

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A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

22. June 2015

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A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) Clash Of Interests A triad of Great Power interests intersects in the confined area of the India-Myanmar border, and each actor has differing objectives, motivations, and apprehensions. When one includes Myanmar itself into the foray, a ‘quarrelling quartet’ of contradictory trajectories emerges: Myanmar: Internal Balancing Beginning with the […]

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A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

22. June 2015

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A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (I)

India just carried out one of its largest-ever covert operations in peacetime, striking a Myanmar-based terrorist group and killing over 100 of its members. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), known more popularly by its initials NSCN-K, was targeted because of the terrorist attack it pulled off last week in the Northeast Indian state […]

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ASEAN’s Geopolitical Arrangement Vis-à-vis The Chinese Containment Coalition

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

28. March 2015

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ASEAN’s Geopolitical Arrangement Vis-à-vis The Chinese Containment Coalition

The regional grouping of Southeast Asian states has catapulted to the forefront of global economics, becoming one of the fastest growing blocs in the world. Its economies have stabilized after the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, and have since then shown intense resilience by fully rebounding from the ‘Great Recession’ in 2010, much quicker than most […]

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The US is juggling chaos and coordination in order to contain China

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

16. March 2015

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The US is juggling chaos and coordination in order to contain China

It’s no secret by now that the US is dead set on containing China, yet it’s shying away from engaging in a direct confrontation with it. Instead, the US is managing a dual policy of creating chaos along China’s western and southwest reaches, while coordinating a containment alliance along its southeastern and northeastern periphery. Central […]

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Azerbaijan is the key to unlocking Russian-Indian trade

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. February 2015

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Azerbaijan is the key to unlocking Russian-Indian trade

Azerbaijan is perfectly situated to connect Russian-Indian trade via the proposed North-South Corridor between the two. If it can find a role in this arrangement, Baku can catapult its regional importance and become a global economic player. The world is sitting at an historic crossroads, with regional and pan-continental integration processes dominating the current trends. […]

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Separating the Multipolar from the R&D States

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

31. January 2015

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Separating the Multipolar from the R&D States

Please read “Modi’s Game And The True Meaning Of Multipolarity” beforehand for context. After having explored India’s close ties with both Russia and the US, the two primary rivals in the ‘New Cold War’, one may be left wondering how the country can balance between them. After how, how can Modi rectify the seemingly contradictory […]

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