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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.
​Crime (Israel) and Punishment (Russia) ​Crime (Israel) and Punishment (Russia)
So Obama, Merkel, Cameron, Hollande and Renzi – let’s call them the Fab Five - got on a video conference call to muster their courage and “increase pressure” asking for a cease-fire in Gaza. Later in the day, Bibi delivers his answer, in plain language. July 29, 2014 23:19 120
​Ready, reset, go! ...to Cold War 2.0 ​Ready, reset, go! ...to Cold War 2.0
The New Great Game in Eurasia never ceases to thrill with extreme plot twists. The Big Three players remain the same: the US, Russia and China. The devil is in the concentric subplots. July 28, 2014 09:55 97
​It was Putin’s missile? ​It was Putin’s missile?
Here’s the spin war verdict: the current Malaysian Airlines tragedy – the second in four months – is “terrorism” perpetrated by “pro-Russian separatists” armed by Russia and Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up. July 19, 2014 15:29 246
Listen to the sound of the Global South Listen to the sound of the Global South
The BRICS summit in northeast Brazil has already made history for one key reason; the creation of the New Development Bank. July 17, 2014 11:02 16
​Blood for gas: Why Bibi is punishing Gaza ​Blood for gas: Why Bibi is punishing Gaza
So Bibi’s got his brand new war. Operation Protective Edge, the current slow motion ethnic cleansing super production conducted in Gaza by the Israeli Attack, sorry, Defense Forces (IDF), is Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s wet dream. July 14, 2014 08:50 51
Why Israel is in love with Kurdistan Why Israel is in love with Kurdistan
The “Middle East” invented by British and French colonial powers almost a century ago is fast dissolving as ISIS carves a vast piece of real estate from the suburbs of Aleppo to Tikrit and from Mosul to the Jordanian/Iraqi border. July 01, 2014 17:26 27
Tony Blair, Phantom of the Opera Tony Blair, Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the (tragic) Middle East Opera is back. A killer without a clue, he can’t be blamed for not being consistent. June 17, 2014 20:10 31
Brazil countdown: Get me to the World Cup on time! Brazil countdown: Get me to the World Cup on time!
It’s high fever time in Sao Paulo. The Dutch are chilling in Ipanema, right in front of the beach. The Italians are in their own Riviera 100 kilometers from Rio. June 09, 2014 12:16 27
‘Obama and Putin should be in the same room at Normandy celebrations’ ‘Obama and Putin should be in the same room at Normandy celebrations’
The Obama administration is pursuing schoolboy tactics by refusing to sit down with Putin at the same room to discuss the Ukrainian crisis and to try to diffuse existing tensions, Asia Times roving reporter Pepe Escobar told RT. June 04, 2014 14:29 32

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