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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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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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18. October 2016

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Maybe Trump could run the EU?

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

Maybe Trump could run the EU?

Most Europeans are quietly horrified watching Donald Trump torn to pieces by political piranhas while Wall Street’s candidate, Hillary Clinton, appears to be pushing for a war with Russia. She blames everything on that wicked Vlad Putin. How long before she will claim Monica Lewinsky was one of Putin’s famed KGB seductress agents (I’ve met […]

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17. October 2016

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What civilizations are to clash in the Great War?

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

What civilizations are to clash in the Great War?

“Conservatism does not stop society from progressing but prevents it from falling backward into chaotic darkness and the state of primitive man.” – President Vladimir Putin  quoting the Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev.   The world is awash with news of wars in every region except North America and Europe.  The Great War will be triggered […]

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14. October 2016

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Hybrid Wars 7. How The US Could Manufacture A Mess In Myanmar (IV)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Hybrid Wars 7. How The US Could Manufacture A Mess In Myanmar (IV)

(Please read Part I, Part II, and Part III prior to this article) The research has exhaustively explained all of the relevant Hybrid War variables in Myanmar, and will now transition to its final section in forecasting the various scenario branches that this type of conflict could take. Before proceeding, it’s useful to refresh the […]

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13. October 2016

Hybrid Wars 7. How The US Could Manufacture A Mess In Myanmar (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Hybrid Wars 7. How The US Could Manufacture A Mess In Myanmar (III)

(Please read Part I and Part II prior to this article) Neophytes might understandably feel intimidated when they begin delving deep into Myanmar’s internal complexities, finding out firsthand why the country’s civil war is perhaps the world’s most difficult to comprehend. There’s an overwhelming amount of information available about the ethnic and military situation inside […]

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12. October 2016

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Afghanistan – Fool’s War

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

Afghanistan – Fool’s War

Fifteen years ago this week, the US launched the longest war in its history: the invasion and occupation of remote Afghanistan. Neighboring Pakistan was forced to facilitate the American invasion or ‘be bombed back to the stone age.’ America was furious after the bloody 9/11 attacks. The Bush administration had been caught sleeping on guard […]

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