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Libya in the 1950s

A Life of Struggle: Imam Yasin Abu Bakr

Maximilian C. Forte , October 24th, 2021


On Thursday, October 21, 2021, just after 9:00pm, Imam Yasin Abu Bakr of the Jama’at al-Muslimeen of Trinidad and Tobago, passed away at the age of 80. He…


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Pearls before Swine

Maximilian C. Forte , October 11th, 2019


Pearls, in the Parish of St. Andrew’s, Grenada, just up the road from the main town of Grenville, is a unique place that sits at the intersection of two…


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Girls, Groupies, and Grim Reapers: The Religious Politics of Mass Response

Maximilian C. Forte , September 29th, 2019


Following a week at the UN and ensuing climate change “protests” (state-sanctioned, party-approved, media-praised, university-endorsed, “protests”), in which we were yet agai…


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Cyber-Terrorism: How the US and Israel Attacked Iran—and Failed

Maximilian C. Forte , June 26th, 2019


Sabotaging another nation’s power grids, or blowing up industrial plants, are actual acts of war under international law. The term “cyber-terrorism” as used in the title, almost softens…


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Trump’s Coup in Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , January 25th, 2019


Last year in our final report on 2018, we closed with this warning: “one of the things we must all look out for then are the prospects of…


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The Helsinki Summit: Trying to Turn the Page on the New Cold War

Maximilian C. Forte , July 17th, 2018


Finally, on Monday, July 16, 2018, the Helsinki Summit bringing together Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place, despite shrill demands that it be…


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Populism, Nationalism, Globalization, and Imperialism: A Thick Review of 2017

Maximilian C. Forte , December 28th, 2017


In memory of Edward S. Herman b. April 7, 1926, d. November 11, 2017 An inspiration that lives on, may he rest in eternal peace. From provoking potential…


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How to Make Extremism Mainstream and Fake a Debate about Islamophobia

Maximilian C. Forte , June 7th, 2017


Is there a genuine debate taking place about Islamophobia? When and why did the “concern” about Islamophobia reach the highest levels of government in North America and western…


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2016: The Ending of the Year of Beginnings

Maximilian C. Forte , January 1st, 2017


Probably the most memorable year in decades, 2016 was a non-stop accumulation of turning points and landmark events. In broad terms, we began to witness the demise of…


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Haunted by Gaddafi

Maximilian C. Forte , October 22nd, 2016


One thing I did not predict is that, even five years later, what happened to Libya and to Muammar Gaddafi would still cast a long shadow across the…


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Donald Trump and Empire: An Assessment

Maximilian C. Forte , October 7th, 2016


“There is something unseemly about a nation conducting a foreign policy that involves it in the affairs of most of the nations of the world while its own…


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Economic Citizenship and Resource Nationalism

Maximilian C. Forte , September 26th, 2016


What is resource nationalism, and why is it important? One of Wikipedia’s shortest entries, “resource nationalism” nonetheless appears in 372 files published by WikiLeaks. Resource nationalism seems t…


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Encircling Empire: Report #27 — Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

Maximilian Forte , April 28th, 2016


This and previous issues have been archived on a dedicated site—please see: ENCIRCLING EMPIRE. For frequent updates, please “like” our Facebook page and/or follow on Twitter. There are…


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Crisis, ISIS, Synthesis: Where is Libya Going?

Maximilian Forte , February 24th, 2016


Just as the pace of subjecting Libya to a new phase of international discipline quickens, the elites of the small club of recolonizing powers that nominate themselves “the…


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The Shape of Things to Come in Libya (Part 2 of 2)

Maximilian Forte , February 22nd, 2016


A New World Recolonization Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State, March 20, 2011, to Jeffrey D. Feltman: “Can we get a statement from the Libyan opposition…w [with]…


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The Shape of Things to Come in Libya (Part 1 of 2)

Maximilian Forte , February 14th, 2016


There is another rush to war in Libya. Driven by US public alarmism over ISIS, and fronted by Italy, we are now being told by the Italian Defence…


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2015: Just Another Year for Empire

Maximilian Forte , December 31st, 2015


This year saw so little published on this site, that presenting our “top 10 articles” would nearly exhaust everything we produced. Instead, we decided to produce a list…


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Encircling Empire: Report #26 — Reviewing Force Multipliers

Maximilian Forte , December 1st, 2015


This and previous issues have been archived on a dedicated site—please see: ENCIRCLING EMPIRE. For frequent updates, please “like” our Facebook page and/or follow on Twitter. Over the…


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BDS, the AAA, and Academic Imperialism

Maximilian Forte , November 14th, 2015


We Disagree to Agree Support for a particular cause can come from numerous sources and points of view, each representing different interests. Similarly, people can arrive at the…


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Instrumental Partners: An Imperial Science of Agency

Maximilian Forte , October 16th, 2015


For an empire whose imperialism is still denied by many, a striking number of terms and concepts have been generated by US leaders that nonetheless are premised on…


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(New Book) Force Multipliers: The Instrumentalities of Imperialism

Maximilian Forte , October 12th, 2015


From ALERT PRESS: Click here to order a printed copy, or, Click here for the free e-book (pdf) Friends and allies, partners and protégés, extensions and proxies—the vocabulary…


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Islamic Africa: New Brill Journal

tabsir , June 24th, 2015


Islamic Africa is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, academic journal published online and in print. Incorporating the journal Sudanic Africa, Islamic Africa publishes original research concerning I…


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In the Journals – April 2015

Sean Miller , April 21st, 2015


Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. With winter…


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