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Pepe Escobar

Pepe Escobar

Pepe Escobar
Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia. Born in Brazil, he's been a foreign correspondent since 1985, and has lived in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, Washington, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Even before 9/11 he specialized in covering the arc from the Middle East to Central and East Asia, with an emphasis on Big Power geopolitics and energy wars. He is the author of 'Globalistan' (Nimble Books, 2007), 'Red Zone Blues' (Nimble Books, 2007), 'Obama does Globalistan' (Nimble Books, 2009) and a contributing editor for a number of other books, including the upcoming 'Crossroads of Leadership: Globalization and the New American Century in the Obama Presidency' (Routledge). When not on the road, he alternates between Sao Paulo, New York, London, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
BRICS trample US in South America BRICS trample US in South America
It started in April with a rash of deals between Argentina and Russia during President Cristina Kirchner’s visit to Moscow. May 22, 2015 15:26
​Obama & Gulf States summit: Party time with Wahhabi Atlanticists ​Obama & Gulf States summit: Party time with Wahhabi Atlanticists
US President Barack Obama’s GCC summit at Camp David this week looked like a better fit for the annals of surrealism than geopolitics. May 16, 2015 18:02
The German question The German question
Seventy years after the end of World War II, and twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany is once again under the grip of ‘sturm und drang’, but this time barely registered in either East or West. May 08, 2015 17:11
Why NATO is terrified of Russia Why NATO is terrified of Russia
The twin-pronged attack - oil price war/raid on the ruble – aimed at destroying the Russian economy and place it into a form of Western natural resource vassalage has failed. May 01, 2015 06:07
The EU-Gazprom war The EU-Gazprom war
The European Commission (EC) is slapping anti-trust charges against Russia’s Gazprom under the pretext the energy giant is blocking competition in Central and Eastern Europe. April 22, 2015 15:30
Russia, China, Iran: In sync Russia, China, Iran: In sync
Over past decades, the pre-fabricated myth of an elusive “Iranian bomb” was never the real issue between the US and Iran; the issue was how to subdue – or “isolate” - a powerful, independent nation that refused to toe the exceptionalist line. April 16, 2015 13:55
Bomb Iran? Not now: bomb Yemen Bomb Iran? Not now: bomb Yemen
‘Operation Decisive Storm’ – the Pentagon-style House of Saud glorifying of its ghastly ‘Bomb Yemen’ show - could be summed up in a single paragraph. April 08, 2015 15:42
Donbass: ‘The war has not started yet’ Donbass: ‘The war has not started yet’
Two top Cossack commanders in the People's Republic of Donetsk and a seasoned Serbian volunteer fighter are adamant: the real war in Donbass has not even started. March 30, 2015 15:24
The Middle East oil/nuclear puzzle The Middle East oil/nuclear puzzle
US Secretary of State John Kerry may be starting to enjoy the brinkmanship, as he says it’s “unclear” whether the US and Iran would reach a political framework nuclear deal before the end of this month. March 17, 2015 16:03