Tag: EU

Hybrid Wars 5. Breaking the Balkans (I)

(Please reference the entire Law of Hybrid War series in order to get acquainted with the strategic themes of this article) Reconceptualizing The Balkan Peninsula The Balkans are the most geostrategically important region in Europe today, and truth be told, they’ve held this role for centuries before, despite whether or […]

Kurdistan – Turkey’s Kosovo

A blast caused by a suicide car bombing hit the centre of Ankara on Sunday evening (March 13th, 2016) resulting in over a hundred casualties. The Turkish authorities were very quick to announce the identity of the suicide person: a Kurdish woman in close relation with the Kurdistan Workers Party. […]

EU, Russia: doomed to partnership

Relations between the European Union and Russia are at a critical stage now. Though this is a permanent state for the past ten years. Ties between the EU and Russia have particularly deteriorated in the past several years. The economic sanctions against Moscow imposed in the summer of 2014, after […]

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 […]

NATO’s Black Sea bloc gets busy (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article)  The Bloc In Action General Characteristics: The central dynamic underpinning the Black Sea Bloc is one of irredentist expansionism and strategic branching, which by its very nature mandates that the group is constantly attempting to export its influence past its understood boundaries. […]