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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.
​China, Crimea and Pashtunistan ​China, Crimea and Pashtunistan
At the center of the simultaneous tumult faced by both Afghanistan and Pakistan stands the ultimate taboo: Pashtunistan. How does the dream of a common Pashtun land connect to the secession of Crimea from Ukraine? And what does China think about all this? March 21, 2014 09:08
Saudi chameleon: What next, jihad in Crimea? Saudi chameleon: What next, jihad in Crimea?
​The House of Saud may be up to something in Crimea. Let’s pivot back to the desert to see how that could possibly be accomplished. March 11, 2014 08:40
​Will NATO annex Ukraine? ​Will NATO annex Ukraine?
Anyone who believes Washington is deeply enamored of ‘democracy’ in Ukraine must hit eBay, where Saddam Hussein’s WMDs have been found, and are on sale to the highest bidder. February 24, 2014 08:55
Afghanistan: The USSR left, the US wants to stay Afghanistan: The USSR left, the US wants to stay
Just before noon on Feb. 16, 25 years ago, Lieut. Gen. Boris Gromov, top Soviet commander in Afghanistan, solemnly walked across the Friendship Bridge over the Amu Darya River into Uzbekistan. He uttered the words: “Our 9-year stay ends with this.” February 15, 2014 16:17
​American Hustle: The debt ceiling version ​American Hustle: The debt ceiling version
If only the US Congress was half as entertaining as American Hustle, the movie. February 13, 2014 11:21
Taliban talks: What is Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai really up to? Taliban talks: What is Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai really up to?
Whatever one’s judgment of sartorially immaculate crypto-American puppet Afghan President Hamid Karzai, he’s not a fool. February 06, 2014 08:08
​Hot to trot: China and the world in the Year of the Horse ​Hot to trot: China and the world in the Year of the Horse
In China, what is known as the Spring Festival is the scene of the largest internal migration on earth, year after year. In 2014, no less than 3.6 billion trips will be made on public transport. January 31, 2014 09:51
Why Japan is dreaming of 1914 Why Japan is dreaming of 1914
The Masters of the Universe who have just been to their annual bash at Davos would never dare executing radical maneuvers such as those performed in parallel by young skiers and snowboarders at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado. January 28, 2014 12:50
​Syria and the Geneva 2 charade ​Syria and the Geneva 2 charade
In the summertime, people flock to Montreux, Switzerland, to follow the jazz festival. This week, though, the ‘performance’ is by a positively un-swinging lot, part of the (in theory) very serious Geneva 2 conference on Syria. January 22, 2014 09:28