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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Hybrid War Can Wreak Havoc Across West Africa (II)

The first of the four main countries to be explored in the West Africa Hybrid War analysis is Chad, the sparsely populated state located at the trilateral crossroads between West-North-Central Africa. A cursory glance at the map reveals the geostrategic significance of this country, but it also misleadingly presents it as a desert-strewn state in […]

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Hybrid Wars 8. Strategies Against Africa – Introduction

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, November 4, 2016

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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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A Hybrid War to break the Balkans?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, November 27, 2015

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A Hybrid War to break the Balkans?

In the spirit of the New Cold War and following on its success in snuffing out South Stream, the US has prioritized its efforts in obstructing Russia’s Balkan Stream pipeline, and for the most part, they’ve regretfully succeeded for the time being. The first challenge came from the May 2015 Color Revolution attempt in Macedonia, […]

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Indian Ocean As A Prize Or Crisis Of Multipolarity? (II)

The Chinese-Indian Competition Over The Indian Ocean Islands (Please read Part I before this article) There should be no doubt among objective observers that the assassination and violent coup plots in the Maldives are predicated on returning Nasheed to power, but the context behind these events extends well past the island chain and into the […]

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Summer of Summits and Russia’s Grand Geo-Economic Strategy (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Monday, September 7, 2015

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Summer of Summits and Russia’s Grand Geo-Economic Strategy (II)

(Please read Part I before this article in order to acquire the proper background context as pertaining to the forums and summits) The Southern Shift This is the future economic phase which Russia is currently preparing for, and it’s essentially the full activation of the multipolar network-centric policy that’s been steadily advanced through the Eurasian […]

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Polar Reorientation In the Mideast (US-Iran)? (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

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Polar Reorientation In the Mideast (US-Iran)? (III)

(Please read Part I and Part II prior to this article)  Perceptions & Motivations The third part of the series deals with the perceptions and motivations behind the possible polar reorientations. Much can be discussed in terms of these broad topics, but for comprehension’s sake, they’re split into eight separate themes: Energy Market Disruptor: Iran […]

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How China’s Balkan Silk Road Can Resurrect South Stream

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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How China’s Balkan Silk Road Can Resurrect South Stream

China is extending its Silk Road into the Balkans, with a planned project to construct a railroad from the Greek port of Piraeus all the way to Budapest. This would connect Beijing’s primary port of entrance for its commercial goods to one of Central Europe’s main transport conduits, thereby pushing the Silk Road into the […]

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China’s silky road to glory

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Friday, November 14, 2014

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China’s silky road to glory

If there were any remaining doubts about the unlimited stupidity Western corporate media is capable of dishing out, the highlight of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing has been defined as Russian President Vladimir Putin supposedly “hitting” on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s wife – and the subsequent Chinese censoring of the moment when […]

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Mongolia as the Key to a Russian-South Korean Strategic Partnership

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Mongolia as the Key to a Russian-South Korean Strategic Partnership

Nestled between Russia and China, Mongolia is a geographically obscure country with the sparsest population density in the world. It isn’t exactly what comes to mind when one thinks of East Asian or Pacific economic opportunities, yet for Russia, Mongolia is the key that it needs to unlock strategic relations with South Korea. Ulaanbaatar’s unique […]

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India and Japan must propel the Eurasian juggernaut

By Atul BHARDWAJ (India)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

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India and Japan must propel the Eurasian juggernaut

The breakup of Sino- Soviet ideological alliance was Kissinger’s unkindest cut of the Cold War. A strong socialist consolidation could have offered a vigorous challenge to transatlantic hegemony. Not only did Kissinger create schisms within the communist ranks, he also made sure that India and Japan, the Asian giants, disenchanted with the West, were kept […]

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Washington’s Nightmare Comes True: The Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, August 22, 2014

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Washington’s Nightmare Comes True: The Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global (II)

Part I PART II: Geopolitical Application It is now time to segue into the geopolitical applications of the RCSP. This section will begin with Northeast Asia and then proceed counterclockwise into exploring the dual approaches towards Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. It will then move on to Europe before looking at the Mideast/North […]

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Turkmenistan as the Three-for-One Staging Ground of Eurasian Destabilization

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Turkmenistan as the Three-for-One Staging Ground of Eurasian Destabilization

The US and NATO are set to withdraw the majority of their forces from Afghanistan by year’s end (or perhaps be forced to remove them all, leaving the unprepared Afghan authorities to deal with the Taliban terrorist insurgency and a possible government collapse. This isn’t an unintended aftereffect of over a decade of war and […]

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