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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.

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.

A New Image for an Old Al-Qaeda

ALQV, cc Andres Pérez Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Pressured by Western governments and Islamic State, Al-Qaeda is undergoing a transition as it struggles to remain relevant in the global movement it helped to create.

The Islamic State’s Theater of the Grotesque

Islamic State Video, screencap

We are all invited to the theater of the grotesque.

A Greek Puzzle

central banks and the euro

The election on January 25 is only the beginning of Greece’s problems; voters are not prepared to grant to any one party the power to implement policies that will satisfy the people at home and creditors abroad.

The Islamic State: Is History Rhyming?

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To truly understand the rise of Islamic State we must look back at the historical origins of its doctrine.

Iraq: Divided They Prosper

Iraq Flag CC Nicolas Raymond

While it’s expected that it will be the Kurds who separate from Iraq, the real beneficiaries from a break-up of the country would be the Shia. They’re the ones who control 80 percent of the country’s oil wealth, and they would prefer not to share it with hostile neighbors.

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