About the author

Asad Ismi is an award-winning writer and radio documentary-maker 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. Asad covers international politics for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor, Canada’s biggest left-wing magazine by circulation.

He is the author and co-author of six books, seven reports, seven radio documentaries and 200 articles published in 17 magazines. His last five radio documentaries have reached more than 30 million people, each. Asad’s publications and documentaries cover the politics of 66 countries on five continents: Asia, Africa, South (and Central) America, North America and Europe. His articles have been translated into 11 languages. He has written for 21 progressive Canadian labour unions and non-governmental organizations including the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. 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 (U.K.) and taught for two years at the Institute for International Relations in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is a regular guest on community radio stations across Canada and the U.S..

To contact Asad, email: redstorm.ismi@gmail.com