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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.
What Putin is not telling us What Putin is not telling us
Even facing what under any circumstances is a perfect storm; President Putin delivered an extremely measured performance at his annual press conference and Q&A marathon. December 18, 2014 15:25
Go West, Young Han Go West, Young Han
November 18, 2014: it’s a day that should live forever in history. December 17, 2014 11:35
The new European 'arc of instability' The new European 'arc of instability'
The European Council on Foreign Relations and Berlin think-tank Friedrich Ebert Stiftung have just reached more or less the same conclusion. December 10, 2014 22:59
Exit South Stream, enter Turk Stream Exit South Stream, enter Turk Stream
So the EU “defeated” Putin by forcing him to cancel the South Stream pipeline. Thus ruled Western corporate media. Nonsense. Facts on the ground spell otherwise. December 03, 2014 14:37
How Russia and Germany may save Europe from war How Russia and Germany may save Europe from war
Are the US, NATO and Russia on a mad spiral leading to war in Europe? Is it inevitable? Far from it. November 28, 2014 12:18
Iran nuclear deal enters the danger zone Iran nuclear deal enters the danger zone
In the end, a nuclear deal with Iran was aborted in Vienna. Is that a hopeful sign? Or should everyone start praying – and running for cover? November 25, 2014 11:21
G20 in Australia: Buffoons v the Global South G20 in Australia: Buffoons v the Global South
Here’s the G20 in Australia in a one-liner: a tiny bunch of Anglo-Saxon political buffoons attempts to drown out the Global South. November 17, 2014 10:27
Lame duck out of the Silk Road caravan Lame duck out of the Silk Road caravan
There’s hardly a more graphic illustration of where the multipolar world is going than what just happened at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing. November 11, 2014 10:57
It’s now total war against the BRICS It’s now total war against the BRICS
Fasten your seat belts: the information war already unleashed against Russia is bound to expand to Brazil, India and China. November 04, 2014 21:07