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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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It’s not all Putin’s Fault

By Prof. Stephen COHEN (USA)

Monday, December 7, 2015

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It’s not all Putin’s Fault

  Below is the transcript (cortesy Sharon Tennison, Chair of the Center for Citizen Initiatives) of the speech by Prof. Stephen Cohen at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club on November 18, 2015: *** I am delighted to be here in San Francisco with you. The further you go from Washington and the mainstream media, the better […]

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Orban The Fox

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

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Orban The Fox

(This posting is a select chapter from Andrew Korybko’s second book that will focus on the geopolitical application of Hybrid Wars.)  Victor Orban may not be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but he’s definitely a fox. He sly presents himself as a populist voice that outspokenly represents emerging social norms, placing him at the vanguard of […]

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Contemporary EU Geopolitics and the US-Assisted Rise of the Intermarum (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Monday, November 2, 2015

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Contemporary EU Geopolitics and the US-Assisted Rise of the Intermarum (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) The Central Balkans Description: This bloc of interests is still taking shape, but unlike the others that have been mentioned, it’s actually opposed to the Intermarum’s geopolitical dictates and can be understood as being the multipolar world’s frontline defense organization. The Central Balkans are geographically centered on Serbia […]

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Contemporary EU Geopolitics and the US-Assisted Rise of the Intermarum (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Monday, November 2, 2015

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Contemporary EU Geopolitics and the US-Assisted Rise of the Intermarum (I)

The unprecedented electoral success of Poland’s Law and Justice Party (Pis) has given the country its first majority government since 1989 and handed all positions of power to the ruling party. The logical consequence of this is that it’s paved the way for “Gray Cardinal” Jaroslaw Kaczynski to streamline his vision for Poland, the de-facto […]

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Hypersonic deterrence: how to maintain strategic balance

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Hypersonic deterrence: how to maintain strategic balance

It is unlikely that nuclear weapons, which the US created in the mid-twentieth century and used only once – to bomb Japanese cities – will ever be activated in a global conflict. We can assume that the leaders of the official Western nuclear powers (the UK, US, and France) as well as the other states […]

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Asian NATO-like project to be stopped (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Tuesday, September 29, 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)

Tuesday, September 29, 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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Montenegro Could Be Headed For A Mountain Of Trouble

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Montenegro Could Be Headed For A Mountain Of Trouble

Editor’s Note: Despite public hesitation on the issue of Montenegro’s membership in NATO, yesterday  the country’s parliament adopted a symbolic resolution in favor of a future accession to the alliance.  Hereby we publish a briefing by our permanent contributor with an analysis of geopolitical context and possible implications of the chamber decision. The tiny Balkan […]

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Who is doing the saber-rattling in Eastern Europe?

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Who is doing the saber-rattling in Eastern Europe?

Last week, NATO headquarters announced Exercise Swift Response-15, the largest Allied airborne training event on the European continent since the end of the Cold War. About 5,000 soldiers from 11 countries in the alliance will take part in the maneuvers, which will last until Sept. 13. This is neither the first nor the last drill […]

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The new “Red Menace” and NATO’s plans in the Arctic

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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The new “Red Menace” and NATO’s plans in the Arctic

The tragic events of the civil war in Ukraine, following the high-handed intervention by Western diplomats in the internal affairs of a post-Soviet state, have prompted NATO officials to once again leap upon their favorite warhorse. If only rhetorically. Behind the furious demands to “tame that obstinate Russia,” one finds the simple and understandable desire […]

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How the Pentagon plans to defeat Eurasia and roll out Robotic Warfare (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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How the Pentagon plans to defeat Eurasia and roll out Robotic Warfare (I)

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work expounded upon the US’ military strategy in Eurasia during a speech at the Army War College Strategy Conference on 8 April, revealing critical insight into the Pentagon’s formal approach to forthcoming conflicts. Work’s words should be read in full by any strategist endeavoring to understand the imperatives that guide […]

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