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Hybrid Wars 3. Predicting Next Hybrid Wars

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

18. March 2016

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Hybrid Wars 3. Predicting Next Hybrid Wars

(Please read Part I and Part II prior to this article) Theoretical Review Identifying The Targets: The first two parts of the series introduced new concepts to the Hybrid War theory and successfully tested them on the Syrian and Ukrainian cases. This proved that a certain methodology does in fact exist for explaining and analyzing […]

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ASEAN And The New Cold War Battle For Eurasia’s Economic Future (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

14. December 2015

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ASEAN And The New Cold War Battle For Eurasia’s Economic Future (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) The TPP Strikes Back The greatest threat to the multipolar world’s economic relations with ASEAN comes directly from the TPP. The US is pushing this exclusionary trade arrangement in order to obstruct the existing trade partnerships that non-allied countries (Russia and China) plan on enhancing with each […]

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ASEAN And The New Cold War Battle For Eurasia’s Economic Future (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

14. December 2015

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ASEAN And The New Cold War Battle For Eurasia’s Economic Future (I)

The Global Economic Crossroads ASEAN’s solid growth in the past few decades has made it an enviable partner for many, and the economic bloc has entered into several high-profile free trade agreements (FTAs) in the past couple of years. As of the end of 2015, it has bilateral FTAs with Australia and New Zealand, China, […]

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ASEAN’s SEZs Can Help Actualize Russia’s Asian Sea Arc

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. October 2015

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ASEAN’s SEZs Can Help Actualize Russia’s Asian Sea Arc

Russia is in the midst of a transformational geo-economic pivot, whereby its previous Western-prioritized economic relations are rapidly moving towards Asia. As part of this historic shift, Russia seeks to spearhead three North-South vectors of trade, with the subject of this article being the one directed towards ASEAN. The Asian Sea Arc, as the author […]

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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

23. October 2015

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

Myanmar passed an historic milestone on 15 October, signing into effect what its government terms to be a “Nationwide Ceasefire Accord” (NCA) between itself and eight ethnically centered rebel organizations. As positive of a step as this may notionally be towards resolving the world’s longest-running civil war, it’s substantially without a solid backbone, as at […]

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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 (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

7. September 2015

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

(Please read Part I before this article in order to acquire the proper background context as pertaining to the forums and summits) The Southern Shift This is the future economic phase which Russia is currently preparing for, and it’s essentially the full activation of the multipolar network-centric policy that’s been steadily advanced through the Eurasian […]

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Myanmar and mysterious soft coup attempt (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

5. September 2015

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Myanmar and mysterious soft coup attempt (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) The Fog Of Hybrid War Creeps Over The Irrawaddy Myanmar’s already fragile domestic stability has been further undermined by this soft coup attempt and the subsequent high-risks game being played out through Suu Kyi and Shwe Mann’s public alliance against the government. The country has been mired […]

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Myanmar and mysterious soft coup attempt (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

4. September 2015

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Myanmar and mysterious soft coup attempt (I)

An unexpected change of ruling party leadership took place in Myanmar in mid-August after troops were dispatched in a late-night mission to remove Thura U Shwe Mann from the Union Solidarity and Development Party’s (USDP) headquarters. The Central Executive Committee was also reshuffled almost immediately afterwards after many of its members were purportedly “allowed to […]

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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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