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Political Uncertainty In Post-Daesh Iraq

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

Monday, January 9, 2017

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Political Uncertainty In Post-Daesh Iraq

The political future of Iraq is uncertain because of the intensified domestic splits between its constituent Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish communities which were exacerbated by Daesh over the past couple of years. Post-2003 Iraq has been continually plagued by communal violence, but never before had each of its three communities been so divided from one […]

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Who planned the terrorist operation in Palmyra?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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Who planned the terrorist operation in Palmyra?

The unexpected militant attack on Palmyra on Dec. 10 was an unpleasant revelation for everyone who expected IS/Daesh to quickly succumb after its stinging defeat in Aleppo.  Around 5,000 terrorists overcame the resistance of smaller SAA contingent who were forced to withdraw toward the T4 airbase.  Fortunately, 80% of the civilians had been successfully evacuated […]

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The Implications Of Daesh’s Palmyra Offensive

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Monday, December 12, 2016

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The Implications Of Daesh’s Palmyra Offensive

Daesh is on the warpath again, this time making another attempt to seize the historic and symbolic city of Palmyra. The precise details about the course of the battle and the city’s immediate future are unclear, but what’s easier to assess are the implications behind this latest assault. The first thing is that the attack […]

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Last Stand For ISIS?

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

Monday, October 31, 2016

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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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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (V)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, July 15, 2016

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (V)

(Please read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV prior to this article) The research up until this point has focused on the regional geopolitics of the ASEAN region, establishing a solid foundation for the reader to acquaint themselves with its general dynamics. It also delivered insight into the US’ strategic machinations in […]

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Terrorism as Pretext for Intervention in Middle East

By Nauman SADIQ (Pakistan)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

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Terrorism as Pretext for Intervention in Middle East

In order to understand the hype surrounding the phenomena of Islamic radicalism and terrorism, we need to understand the prevailing global economic order and its prognosis. What the pragmatic economists have forecast about the free market capitalism has turned out to be true; whether we like it or not. A kind of global economic entropy […]

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, April 1, 2016

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

By Elena BEKIC (Serbia)

Monday, March 28, 2016

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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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Russian air mission in Syria completed: reasons and implications

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Russian air mission in Syria completed: reasons and implications

On March 14 Russia announced its troops will soon be pulled out of Syria – the military operation launched on Sept. 30 of last year at the request of the president Bashar al-Assad, is near completion. Russia has made every effort to normalize the situation in a country that has been engulfed in chaos for […]

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Erdogan’s Manual for Terrorising Kurds

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Erdogan’s Manual for Terrorising Kurds

The recent terrorist attack in Ankara nearby a military headquarters was used by president Erdogan as another pretext to put the blame on Kurdish armed groups operating in Syria and inside Turkey. In the wink of eye Turkey’s security forces announced the name of the suspect who happened to be a Syrian citizen closely tied […]

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Obama’s Syria Gambit: Insanity, or Doubling-Down?

By Stephen EBERT (USA)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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Obama’s Syria Gambit: Insanity, or Doubling-Down?

I am often able to “diagnose” insanity by applying the simple adage: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” In Syria, in spite of a continuous series of defeats in spreading the “American way of life” (another way of saying global hegemony), and the associated worsening of […]

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What ISIS really has in mind

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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What ISIS really has in mind

Recent attacks by ISIS sympathizers in Paris, London and San Bernardino, California, are not random acts of mindless violence and gory atrocities. Far from it, they are part of a well-developed strategy by the Islamic State, or ISIS, to draw the western powers into a far larger war in the Mideast. They are being aided […]

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