Asad Ismi





"The United States government is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

"At the heart of the Western Idea is imperialism."
- Edward Said











Asad Ismi is a writer on international politics who specializes in detailing the destructive impact of U.S. and Canadian imperialism on the Global South and the resistance of the Southern people to this. He is the international affairs correspondent for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor, Canada's biggest left-wing magazine by circulation. Asad is the author of five books, seven reports, six radio documentaries and more than 150 articles published in 20 magazines. His last four radio documentaries have reached more than 30 million people, each. Asad's publications and documentaries cover the politics of many countries in five continents: Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America and Europe. He has written for 21 progressive Canadian labour unions and non-governmental organizations including the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Asad is winner of a Project Censored Award for his article The Ravaging of Africa which was released in 2007 as a radio documentary.

Asad holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the University of London (England) and taught for two years in Vietnam. He is a regular guest on community radio stations across Canada and the U.S.





Publications and Documentaries


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Graphic by Julia Firth, "The Face of American Foreign Policy"