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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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27. November 2016

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Who is Celebrating the Assassination of the USSR?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

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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25. November 2016

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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

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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24. November 2016

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Macedonian Media: Ruling Party About To Win Over Western Mercenaries

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

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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18. November 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa (IB)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa (IB)

Please read Introduction and Part IA before this chapter. Financial, Customs, And Economic Institutions Other than the divisive military-security perspective and ‘dark scenario’ forecasting that’s been hitherto applied for understanding African geopolitics, there’s also the more unifying and positive approach of analyzing the continent’s financial, economic, and integrative institutions. Financial Institutions: Africa is home to […]

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15. November 2016

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Trump: Time To Dream Big

By Marcus GODWYN (UK)

Trump: Time To Dream Big

“Well!  Whoever would ever have thought it?” These were apparently John Major’s first words to his new Cabinet as he sat down for the first time as British Prime Minister having , together with most of that Cabinet ousted democratically elected, three time Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher in an undemocratic, Conservative Party, palace coup.  This […]

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11. November 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa (IA)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa (IA)

The introductory text prefaced the general concepts that the author will be extrapolating on further in the research, and now that the basics of the overall analytical foundation and the contours of the reference map are out of the way, it’s time to begin exploring the influence of hegemonic and institutional regionalism on African geopolitics, […]

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8. November 2016

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What’s at stake in the US election?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

What’s at stake in the US election?

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election will show that the American political system – as we have known it – will apparently cease to exist.  Trump is nothing like those Republican pawns who, along with the puppets of the Democratic party, have spent the last 40 years erecting the facade of American democracy.  It […]

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4. November 2016

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa – Introduction

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa – Introduction

The most colonized and exploited continent in the history of the world is once more the center of global competition, albeit this time the form of rivalry between the Great Powers has taken on a much more nuanced, though no less intense, form. The US, France, and their unipolar allies want to retain Africa as […]

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1. November 2016

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Trump warning: the start of World War III and ISIS

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

Trump warning: the start of World War III and ISIS

The American lust for power and neo-con agendas has been causing catastrophes in the Middle East and the Muslim world now for over four decades. What is, however, a cause for greater fear is that this is leading towards a global conflict. The world just got another warning, this time from Donald Trump the US […]

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31. October 2016

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Last Stand For ISIS?

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

Last Stand For ISIS?

As a former soldier and war correspondent who has covered 14 conflicts, I look at all the media hoopla over tightening siege of Mosul, Iraq and shake my head. This western-organized “liberation” of Mosul is one of the bigger pieces of political-military theater that I’ve seen. Islamic State(IS), the defender of Mosul, is a paper […]

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28. October 2016

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A Superpower Rises: From the Implementation of Tsardom to the Congress of Vienna

by Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

A Superpower Rises: From the Implementation of Tsardom to the Congress of Vienna

What follows is the continuation of series of essays “Brief History of Russia”, produced by the French political and financial analyst Julien Paolantoni. The first set was published by ORIENTAL REVIEW in January 2015 and covered the period from the IXth to the middle of XVIth century.  Introduction Part 1 of this series was aimed […]

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21. October 2016

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Reassessing The Reasons For The Failed Turkish Coup Attempt

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Reassessing The Reasons For The Failed Turkish Coup Attempt

It’s been a little over 3 months since some rogue members of the Turkish military failed to oust President Erdogan in their spectacular coup attempt last July, and the passage of time has allowed many analysts to more calmly assess what happened during this dramatic time and fully investigate its origins. This review aims to […]

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