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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.
Revealed: The secret of the East China Sea Revealed: The secret of the East China Sea
What game is China really playing by declaring an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea? December 06, 2013 14:06
B-52s sing ‘pivot to Asia’ song B-52s sing ‘pivot to Asia’ song
So a pair of American B-52 bombers has made an excursion into the East China Sea, flying over those rocky islands that China calls the Diaoyu and Japan calls the Senkakus – all surrounded by a fabulous wealth of unexplored oil and gas. November 28, 2013 12:15
Follow the money: How lobby interests are spinning Iran nuclear deal
Follow the money: How lobby interests are spinning Iran nuclear deal
Iran’s nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of world powers in Geneva has triggered a spin war which will last for the next 6 months, as many of the parties involved will pursue their own business interests in this situation, journalist Pepe Escobar told RT. November 24, 2013 15:19
Digging in: Why US won’t leave Afghanistan Digging in: Why US won’t leave Afghanistan
We came, we saw, we stayed. Forever. That’s the essence of the so-called Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) to be struck between the Obama administration and Afghanistan – over 12 years after the start of the never-ending War on Terror. November 22, 2013 08:37
Pivotal moment: Why US wants deal with Iran Pivotal moment: Why US wants deal with Iran
The Geneva talks between Iran and the P5+1 group may have been torpedoed, but they are not sunk. The possibility of at least an interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program is still on. The saga continues next Wednesday. November 15, 2013 07:37
Why Vladimir rules and Obama bombs Why Vladimir rules and Obama bombs
On both the NSA saga and the Syrian crisis, Putin played chess while Obama played checkers with himself – and lost. November 01, 2013 09:01
US and Pakistan locked in a ‘drone marriage’ US and Pakistan locked in a ‘drone marriage’
Obama didn’t even mention “drones” when talking to the media after his meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. So is it all Islamabad’s fault? Not really. October 24, 2013 13:58
Will China ‘de-Americanize’ the world? Will China ‘de-Americanize’ the world?
The Beltway budget kabuki – aka shutdown – is over. But no ‘terrorist’ or dejected Hollywood screenwriter could have come up with a worse PR move and marketing strategy for brand USA. October 17, 2013 14:11
Netanyahu’s UN speech: Sounds like a sociopath? Netanyahu’s UN speech: Sounds like a sociopath?
Iranian missiles will hit New York in “three to four years”. A nuclear Iran is like “50 North Koreas”. October 02, 2013 12:55

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