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“Germany of Asia” looking to restore its sovereignty

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

1. May 2017

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“Germany of Asia” looking to restore its sovereignty

While the new resident of the White House has been acquiring a taste for military adventures overseas, the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, visited Moscow last Thursday for his 17th talk with Vladimir Putin. But of course their normal economic agenda, intended to hammer out the final details of some painful bilateral issues, was […]

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. June 2016

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Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) The global economic position of ASEAN is of pivotal importance in contemporary international relations, but similarly just as significant is the region’s strategic one vis-à-vis China and the unipolar world. There’s a multitude of complex variables impacting on the current state of affairs, and in order to […]

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Asian NATO-like project to be stopped (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

29. September 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)

29. September 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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Revisiting The Russia & G7 Divorce: How Moscow Came Out On Top

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

9. September 2015

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Revisiting The Russia & G7 Divorce: How Moscow Came Out On Top

The G7 made the politically charged decision to suspend Russia’s membership following the country’s reunification with Crimea at the end of March 2014. At the time, many media outlets treated this news as being bound to have some sort of sensational consequence for Russia, but they were only partly right. It definitely was a consequential […]

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Why did the US incinerate Japanese cities in 1945?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

7. August 2015

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Why did the US incinerate Japanese cities in 1945?

Seventy years ago, the atomic bombs known as Little Boy and Fat Man were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Hiroshima about 90,000 people were killed immediately; another 40,000 were injured, many of whom died in protracted agony from radiation sickness. Three days later, a second atomic strike on the city of Nagasaki killed some […]

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Sad Nuclear Anniversary

By Brian CLOUGHLEY (USA)

6. August 2015

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Sad Nuclear Anniversary

On 1 September 1939 – the date of the beginning of the Second World War – the President of the United States of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt, wrote to «the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and His Britannic Majesty» saying that «The ruthless bombing from the air of civilians in unfortified centres of population […]

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The US is juggling chaos and coordination in order to contain China

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

16. March 2015

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The US is juggling chaos and coordination in order to contain China

It’s no secret by now that the US is dead set on containing China, yet it’s shying away from engaging in a direct confrontation with it. Instead, the US is managing a dual policy of creating chaos along China’s western and southwest reaches, while coordinating a containment alliance along its southeastern and northeastern periphery. Central […]

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

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

9. October 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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Massive new debt hides years of negative GDP growth in EU and USA

By Jon HELLEVIG (Finland)

29. September 2014

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Massive new debt hides years of negative GDP growth in EU and USA

In a groundbreaking study Awara Group reveals that the real GDP growth of Western countries has been in negative territory for years. Only by massively loading up debt have they been able to hide the true picture and delay the onset of an inevitable collapse of their respective economies. The study shows that the real […]

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India and Japan must propel the Eurasian juggernaut

By Atul BHARDWAJ (India)

31. August 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)

22. August 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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