Andrew Korybko

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Andrew Korybko is a political analyst, journalist and a regular contributor to several online journals, as well as a member of the expert council for the Institute of Strategic Studies and Predictions at the People’s Friendship University of Russia. He specializes in Russian affairs and geopolitics, specifically the US strategy in Eurasia.

What was Israel’s PM up to in Moscow?

Andrew Korybko | Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meeting with President Putin last week was very significant. The “Israeli” premier traveled to Moscow to meet with...

Is the Ayatollah serious about Islamic Revolutionary Guard divestments?

Andrew Korybko | The Ayatollah ordered the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s conventional military forces to divest their holdings in the economy....

India-ASEAN Summit: India Showcasing The “Act East” Strategy”

Andrew Korybko | Next week's India-ASEAN Summit is expected to showcase New Delhi's "Act East" strategy of engagement with the regional bloc as Prime Minister...

Banning primary education in English might backfire on Iran

Andrew Korybko | Iran banned the teaching of English in both government and non-government primary schools. The decree comes after a week of protests at...

Mumbai’s caste chaos shows the need for a “Third Force”

Andrew Korybko | Violent caste chaos exploded in India’s western economic hub of Mumbai last week after Hindu ultra-nationalists clashed with low-caste Dalits who were...

South Asia: shaky state of affairs, uncertain future

Andrew Korybko | South Asia is simmering as China and India wrestle with one another for influence in this strategic region. The two nominal BRICS...

Russia could benefit If Trump gets the EU to sanction Iran...

Andrew Korybko | Russia Could Benefit If Trump Gets The EU To Sanction Iran For Cracking Down On The "Green Revolution 2.0" Color Revolution Attempt The...

Nepal turns red, while India goes green with envy

Andrew Korybko| The Maoist Centre and Unified Marxist-Leninist factions of the Communist Party of Nepal put aside their long-standing and bitter rivalry with one another...

Iran’s soft power masterstroke against Saudi Arabia

Andrew Korybko | Iranian President Rouhani pulled off a soft power masterstroke when he publicly gave Saudi Arabia two clear conditions for the resumption of...

Erdogan Vs. Netanyahu

Andrew Korybko | The personal rivalry between Turkish President Erdogan and “Israeli” “Prime Minister” Netanyahu has been simmering for some time, especially since they last...

Can India turn Chabahar from a gift into a curse?

Andrew Korybko | The opening ceremony inaugurating the Chabahar port was filled with much fanfare and represents a strategic achievement for both Iran and India....

The Sochi Summit Was A Success, But Plenty Of Serious Challenges...

Andrew Korybko and Hamsa Haddad | President Rouhani’s visit to Sochi to meet with his Russian and Turkish counterparts is being hailed as a success...

There’s more to the Saudi-“Israeli” alliance than meets the eye

Andrew Korybko | “Israel”  volunteered to share its intelligence on Iran with Saudi Arabia. “Lt. Gen.” Gadi Eisenkot  publicly made the proposal late last week when...

Daesh in Kashmir: A Hindutva dream come true

Andrew Korybko | There are conflicting reports that Daesh has carried out its first attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The terrorist organization claimed responsibility for a...

Russia might rescue Venezuela from a disastrous default

Andrew Korybko | The Bolivarian Republic has been on the economic brink for years due to a combination of the US’ Hybrid War on Venezuela...

Saudi Arabia Blockades Millions After Houthis Launch Missiles

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen in response to the Houthis’ weekend missile strike in Riyadh. The Yemeni rebels teamed up with former President...

What’s Kushner’s connection To The Saudi “Deep State” Coup?

Andrew Korybko | Trump’s son-in-law was in Saudi Arabia meeting with the “Red Prince” right before the “deep state” coup was initiated, prompting wild speculation...

Saudi-“Israeli” Leaks: Collusion Or Opportunism?

Andrew Korybko | Nobody’s disputing that Saudi Arabia and “Israel” have cooperated before in sowing regional chaos and trying to “contain” Iran, but this time...

“Mad Dog” Mattis Demands Global War Authorization For Trump!

Andrew Korybko | US Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis is arguing that there shouldn’t be any geographic limitations imposed on the President’s power...

The Wild Week In Mideast Geopolitics

Andrew Korybko | This past week was geopolitically very eventful for the Mideast, even by the region's dynamic standards, which shows that a new international...

The US-Iranian Proxy War Will Continue In “Syraq”

Andrew Korybko | US-Iranian relations are moving along a very negative trajectory, though it’s unlikely that they’ll devolve to the point of a war between...

Did Russia just reduce the threat of Indian-backed terrorism against Pakistan?

Andrew Korybko | Russia’s plan to build a pipeline connecting Iran, Pakistan and India greatly diminishes the chance that New Delhi will continue to support...

The CIA’s new anti-Taliban strategy might help Daesh

Andrew Korybko | The New York Times reported over the weekend that the CIA would be redirecting most of its Afghan efforts towards directly thwarting...

The Blueprint For The 100-Year-Long US-Indian Strategic Partnership

Andrew Korybko | Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke very highly about the US’ plans to make India its preferred strategic partner in the 21st...

Writing “Israel” In Quotation Marks Is A Peaceful Form Of Pro-Semitic...

Andrew Korybko | The political entity that’s recognized by most of the world’s states as “Israel” was founded under very controversial circumstances related to the...

The “South Yemenis” are trying to repeat the Kurdish scenario

Andrew Korybko | A South Yemeni separatist leader vowed to hold an independence referendum in the near future. The former governor of Aden Aidaroos al-Zubaidi...

“Mad Dog” Mattis Barks About CPEC And Endangers NATO’s Afghan Caravan

Andrew Korybko | US Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis recently said that “the One Belt, One Road also goes through disputed territory, and I...

The Russian-Saudi joint energy fund will keep bilateral relations on right...

Andrew Korybko | Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced the measure and told Russian media that “Our focus is not just on strengthening our cooperation...

Hasina’s push For Rohingya “Safe Zones” Might End Up Destabilizing Northeastern...

Andrew Korybko | Bangladesh implored the UN last week to set up a so-called “safe zone” in Myanmar. The Bangladeshi Prime Minister claimed that this would...

Will Venezuela go the way Libya did after its announcement on...

Andrew Korybko | Venezuela recently announced that it is de-dollarizing its future oil contracts and switching to euros and yuan instead. The move comes after the...

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