Cold War 2.0

Grim Prospects of Nukes in Poland

Last weekend, Polish Deputy Defense Minister Tomasz Szatkowski said that Poland is considering asking for access to nuclear weapons through a NATO program allowing non-nuclear states “to borrow” the warheads from the US. This is a reverberation from the intensified debates within allaince regarding the nuclear support of NATO’s operations. […]

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 […]

NATO’s “Drang Nach Suden”

(This posting is a select chapter from Andrew Korybko’s second book that will focus on the geopolitical application of Hybrid Wars.)  Southern Expansionism During the final years of the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the US reached a verbal agreement whereby Moscow would allow for the reunification of Germany in […]

The Croatian-Serbian Missile Race

(This posting is a select chapter from Andrew Korybko’s second book that will focus on the geopolitical application of Hybrid Wars.)  Historical Foundation The rivalry between Croatia and Serbia is centuries-long, stretching to before either of them were modern-day nation states and back to the time when they were still […]

Who is Right in Syria?

Here is the situation in Syria as I see it: Russia is taking a long-range view and wants stability in post-ISIS Syria. France and the United States are taking the short-range view and really have no achievable plans for Syria’s future stability. Turkey appears to have given little thought to […]

Turkey: the price of stubbornness

On Tuesday, Nov. 24 the Turkish air force shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria’s Bayır Bucak region. The Turkish president’s administration has claimed that the plane was shot down because it violated Turkish airspace. In a letter to the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary General dated […]

Turkey and the Hornet’s Nest

The West carefully avoids any diplomatic solution to the Middle Eastern conflict. The new undeclared US policy of “Chaos and Rule” is essentially an updated version of the British imperial “Divide and Rule” concept. We recently witnessed how the US fuelled the conflict in Ukraine to create an area of […]