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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.
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
A crash course in Somalization, from Syria to Kenya A crash course in Somalization, from Syria to Kenya
So what was Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen - the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali outfit - really up to in Kenya? September 24, 2013 11:45
Mr. Obama, tear down this wall! Mr. Obama, tear down this wall!
Imagine US President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meeting next Tuesday, September 24, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. No, this is not a hallucination. September 17, 2013 12:35
Russian chess move stalls US actions as Al-Qaeda Air Force Russian chess move stalls US actions as Al-Qaeda Air Force
The frantic spin of the millisecond is that the White House is taking a ‘hard look’ at the Russian proposal for Bashar Assad to place Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal under UN control, thus at least postponing another US war in the Middle East. September 10, 2013 09:03
G20 hijacked by scan/drone/bomb Obama Doctrine G20 hijacked by scan/drone/bomb Obama Doctrine
The G20 summit in St. Petersburg was supposed to be a serious discussion about the extreme turmoil affecting the global economy – especially in the West. Instead, the only growth and job creation in sight will be for the US military- industrial complex. September 05, 2013 09:11

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