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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.
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
Bombing Syria a ‘win-win’ for Obama Bombing Syria a ‘win-win’ for Obama
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
‘War on chemical weapons’: Obama traps himself into Syrian combat ‘War on chemical weapons’: Obama traps himself into Syrian combat
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
Outsider Manning v American exceptionalism Outsider Manning v American exceptionalism
The 35-year sentence just slapped on Bradley Manning may be seen as a perverse expression of American exceptionalism. August 22, 2013 07:52
‘Bloodbath that is not a bloodbath': Why Egypt is doomed ‘Bloodbath that is not a bloodbath': Why Egypt is doomed
Egypt's ‘bloodbath that is not a bloodbath’ has shown that the forces of hardcore suppression and corruption reign supreme, while foreign interests - the House of Saud, Israel and the Pentagon - support the military's merciless strategy. August 15, 2013 10:14
More democratic freedoms in Saudi Arabia? Not going to happen More democratic freedoms in Saudi Arabia? Not going to happen
Saudi Arabia policies are enormously hypocritical. They discriminate against 10 percent of their own population, the Shiites, while saying they are intervening in Syria for more democracy, journalist Pepe Escobar told RT. August 12, 2013 11:05
Bradley Manning lynched by the US government Bradley Manning lynched by the US government
The verdict for Manning was predetermined, and the show trial in a kangaroo court – a post-modern American remix of China in the 1960s during the Cultural Revolution – just signed, sealed and delivered it. July 31, 2013 01:32
Al-Qaeda unleashed against Syria and Iraq with acceptance of the West Al-Qaeda unleashed against Syria and Iraq with acceptance of the West
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – the official denomination of al-Qaeda in Iraq – does not even pretend to be not responsible for the relentless bombing, political assassination and mostly sectarian horror unleashed across Iraq during Ramadan. July 25, 2013 14:13
Egypt coup reinstated the old system, which will explode again before year end Egypt coup reinstated the old system, which will explode again before year end
Egypt needs to completely reorganize its political system, but the Egyptian ‘Google generation’ is not going to be part of solution, as the armed forces are back in power just like in post-Mubarak times, journalist Pepe Escobar told RT. July 12, 2013 14:23