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.
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
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
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
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
Whether the US Congress says yes or no to a strike against Syria, President Barack Obama will emerge victorious as either a law-abiding leader or at least a Nobel Peace Prize winner, investigative journalist Pepe Escobar told RT. September 01, 2013 14:40
Only a few days before the 12th anniversary of 9/11, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama might be fighting side by side with… al-Qaeda, as he was foolish enough to be trapped by his own rhetoric on Syria. August 28, 2013 20:18