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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.
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
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
‘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
​Obama's Europe doctrine: Too much stupid, not enough serious ​Obama's Europe doctrine: Too much stupid, not enough serious
What to make of the ‘new’ Obama foreign policy doctrine? June 04, 2014 11:26
​Brave old (exceptionalist) world ​Brave old (exceptionalist) world
“I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.” So there it is, straight from the lion’s mouth, as in US President Barack Obama. May 30, 2014 10:21
Europe and Ukraine: A tale of two elections Europe and Ukraine: A tale of two elections
Circumstances surrounding the European and Ukrainian elections were far from being a mere coincidence. May 27, 2014 09:26
The birth of a Eurasian century: Russia and China do Pipelineistan The birth of a Eurasian century: Russia and China do Pipelineistan
A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass - at the expense of the United States. May 20, 2014 13:44
The IMF goes to war in Ukraine The IMF goes to war in Ukraine
The IMF has approved a $17 billion loan to Ukraine. The first $3.2 billion tranche has arrived on Wednesday. May 07, 2014 08:24
‘Sooner or later Kiev’s army, Right Sector will attack civilians’
‘Sooner or later Kiev’s army, Right Sector will attack civilians’
People in eastern Ukraine are not pro-Russian, they want a united and federalized Ukraine, a Finlandized Ukraine that is equally distant from the EU, NATO and Russia, and they are being confronted by guns, investigative journalist Pepe Escobar told RT. May 02, 2014 13:18

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