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Envoy killed in a ‘parallel universe’

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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18. April 2016

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

By Ken STONE (Canada)

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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15. April 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (IV)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (IV)

(Please read Parts I, II, and III prior to this article) The US’ History Of Regional Revolution Attempts The most significant destabilizing scenario that could ever occur in Central Asia is an “Arab Spring”-like event that ravages the region and irreversibly upsets its existing political balance. The interesting aspect about this possibility is that it […]

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11. April 2016

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A Caspian Canal? Not So Fast…

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

A Caspian Canal? Not So Fast…

Alternative media outlets have been enthusiastically sharing the news that the almost mythical plans for a trans-Iranian Caspian Canal are once more inching towards reality, eagerly welcoming such a move as being in all of the Caspian States’ ultimate self-interest. As true as that is in pertinence to the economic front and even somewhat to […]

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8. April 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (III)

(Please read Part I and Part II prior to this article) Turkmenistan: The threat facing Turkmenistan is less of a Color Revolution than an Unconventional War. The catalyst for this conflict would be a terrorist invasion coming from Afghanistan that unexpectedly sweeps northwards along the Murgab River. Such an offensive doesn’t even have to reach […]

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5. April 2016

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Controlling Crime in Albania: The Ban of “Burner Phones”

By Christopher BARBER (USA)

Controlling Crime in Albania:  The Ban of “Burner Phones”

Are you in the market for a block of explosive C4 which can be activated by a mobile phone?  The going rate in Albania is 2,000 euros.  Would you like to install a second detonator, ensuring that the explosion is 100% guaranteed? Only 500 euros more!  In July 2014,  Albanian secret police investigators were offered […]

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4. April 2016

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Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) The Reverse Brzezinski Unleashed The Stratagem: The author published an analytical research paper in June 2014 whereby he expounded upon the geostrategic concept of the “Reverse Brzezinski”, which is basically the return to the US’ 1980s Afghan-style strategy of engineering debilitating quagmires for Russia but which can also […]

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4. April 2016

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Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (I)

The unprecedented upsurge in violence along the Line of Contact between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh has raised universal concern that a larger conflict might be brewing, with some analysts seeing it as an outgrowth of Turkey’s destabilizing anti-Russian policies over the past couple of months. As attractive as it may be to believe such […]

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4. April 2016

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Are Russians in for yet another war?

By Angela BOROZNA (USA)

Are Russians in for yet another war?

Do Russians want another war? If you are Russian, you would be surprised by the question. Why would anyone want war (hot or cold)? But if you are an American, and grew up fearing ‘bad Russians’ such question does not surprise you a bit. After all, the whole Cold War was based on the main […]

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1. April 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) “The Eurasian Balkans” As promising of a potential that the Greater Heartland has in fulfilling what seems to be the world’s inevitable multipolar destiny, it runs the risk of being held back by the adroit manipulation of its “Eurasian Balkan” socio-political vulnerabilities. To bring the reader up […]

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31. March 2016

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The Hypocrisy of the Animal Rights Agenda

By Russell WHITEHOUSE (USA)

The Hypocrisy of the Animal Rights Agenda

Almost immediately after ascending to power, the Nazi Party enacted, in the words of professor and author Hal Herzog, Ph.D., “the world’s most progressive animal protection legislation.” While they were planning the extermination of the Jews and countless other groups of people, the National Socialist Party also fretted over the predicament of lobsters about to […]

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30. March 2016

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EU To Burundi: Regime Change Trumps Anti-Terror Help

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

EU To Burundi: Regime Change Trumps Anti-Terror Help

The EU has stepped up its behind-the-scenes role in organizing regime change in Burundi by taking the dramatic step to cut most of its funding for the country’s anti-terror contingent in Somalia, this according to the latest exclusive report from Reuters. Burundi provides nearly a quarter of the 22,000 African Union (AU) troops stationed in […]

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28. March 2016

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Kosovo is not Serbia’s Kurdistan, but Balkan’s IS/Daesh

By Elena BEKIC (Serbia)

Kosovo is not Serbia’s Kurdistan, but Balkan’s IS/Daesh

In the article “Kurdistan – Turkey’s Kosovo” Prof. Sotirović compared different aspects of Turkish Kurdistan case to the Kosovo one, found some parallels and pointed out Turkey’s hypocrisy. While Prof. Sotirović is right in his assessment that Turkey is hypocritical to say at least, he failed to expose the fundamental differences between Kurdistan and Kosovo. […]

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