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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.
​From Minsk to Wales, Germany is the key ​From Minsk to Wales, Germany is the key
The road to the Minsk summit this past Tuesday began to be paved when German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked to ARD public TV after her brief visit to Kiev on Saturday. August 28, 2014 09:27 36
Energy ballet-2: Syria, Ukraine & 'Pipelineistan' Energy ballet-2: Syria, Ukraine & 'Pipelineistan'
As much as Iran, Russia, the US and the EU are involved in a sophisticated nuclear/energy ballet, Syria and Ukraine are also two key power play vectors bound to determine much of what happens next in the New Great Game in Eurasia. August 26, 2014 09:57 21
​Energy ballet: Iran, Russia and 'Pipelineistan' ​Energy ballet: Iran, Russia and 'Pipelineistan'
A fascinating nuclear/energy ballet involving Iran, Russia, the US and the EU is bound to determine much of what happens next in the new great game in Eurasia. August 19, 2014 14:59 13
Why Obama is bombing the Caliph Why Obama is bombing the Caliph
This is the way the multi-trillion dollar Global War on Terror (GWOT) ends: not with a bang, but with a bigger bang. August 12, 2014 10:37 48
​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 23:19 111
​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 94
​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 15:29 238
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 17
​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 44

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