Felix Imonti

Felix Imonti studied international relations at UCLA, where he was in the African Studies Program. He focused as well upon South and East Asia. He has traveled widely and has lived in seven countries. Recently, he returned to Canada after living for ten years in Japan. While in Japan, he was the director of investment strategies for a private equity firm. He has published a history book, Violent Justice, and has published many articles in a wide variety of publications. He has been interviewed on radio stations in the U.S. and in Australia. You can reach him at [email protected], and his blog can be found at: www.watchinggeopoliticalgames.wordpress.com.

The Cycle Begins Anew in North Korea

cc Flickr Trump White House Archiv, modified, - https://flickr.com/photos/whitehouse45/48164810697/in/photolist-2goafbD-2go9QQe-2go9QNa-2goafha-2goag4L-2gnYrsU-2gnY3MH-2aR2qYA-2goafGP-pSTvKQ-2goafZx-2goafpE-2gnY3ST-2goag2S-2goag2G-2gnY3YE-2gnY456-2goagdD-2go9RvT-2goafzj-2go9R3i-2goafTW-2goafKu-2gnY4ZH-ie9ze1-2mfuTRq-2gnY3Ei-2go9Rhr-ipgfMY-ZdaiQC-Hr72GK-oRNy4u-XTrPoc-DCDdaA-JebySr-27T1Mvn-26vpRWp-JebyFV-22VpJBT-2hbYJJS-p3iVta-2iMfX34-2icKqSQ-2i8kJFZ-cmgzT9-DwgyR4-RUXCeS-24n4jRR-ec4Epu-SPh8Jb

A desperate regime gives rise to hope and ultimately bitter disappointment, as the diplomatic cycle on the Korean Peninsula churns forward once again.

China’s Foreign Policy Adrift upon Rivers of Sand

China's Three Gorges Dam, cc Dan Kamminga from Haarlem, Netherlands, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Three_Gorges_Dam.jpg

To understand China’s foreign policy toward India and bordering ASEAN countries, one must understand its national water crisis.

North Korea Plays the Dare Game with Seoul

cc Flickr White House, modified, public domain

With a parliamentary majority and years left on his term, it’s now or never for President Moon Jae-In to realize his vision of unification.

Donald Trump’s Lost Dream of World Energy Domination

cc Gage Skidmore, Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Donald Trump has no solution to the crisis in the domestic hydraulic fracturing industry. Ultimately, the survival of the industry lies in Saudi Arabia.

China’s Social Credit: Tyranny with American Characteristics

XiPortrait, cc Flickr thierry ehrmann, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The government of China is building the perfect surveillance state – and US companies are helping.

The Eclipsing of Moon Jae-in

South Korea President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump, CC Flickr White House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Upon assuming the presidency in 2017, South Korea’s Moon Jae-in had two major goals. He has achieved neither of them.

Libya’s Lost Hope

Gaddafi, cc Flickr thierry ehrmann, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

When the NATO-led coalition intervened in Libya, its people were promised security and democracy. Seven years later, all they have received is chaos, death and destruction.

President Xi’s Digital Prison

XiChina, cc Kremlin.ru, modified, http://static.kremlin.ru/media/events/photos/big2x/fLLkiEx9v5CSdUkisQvzxqwPd2qbiNUB.jpg

The tyranny is not much different from what societies have experienced for centuries. Only the form of the shackles has changed.

Xi Jinping, the Revered

XIJP4, cc Flickr thierry ehrmann, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A newly empowered Xi Jinping is forcing US President Donald Trump to pick from the best of bad options.

Islamic State Meets the Laws of Economics

Gold dinar from 'Abbasid Caliphate, cc Flickr Ashley Van Haeften, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The caliphate is fighting its real economic problems the only way it knows how: with historical fantasy.

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