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Pepe Escobar is an independent geopolitical analyst. He writes for RT, Sputnik and TomDispatch, and is a frequent contributor to websites and radio and TV shows ranging from the US to East Asia. He is the former roving correspondent for Asia Times Online. 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" (2007), "Red Zone Blues" (2007), "Obama does Globalistan" (2009) and "Empire of Chaos" (2014), all published by Nimble Books. His latest book is "2030", also by Nimble Books, out in December 2015.
(13 comments) SHARE Friday, January 15, 2021 9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail
9/11 opened the gates to the Patriot Act, whose core had already been written way back in 1994. 1/6 opens the gate to the War on Domestic Terror and the Patriot Act from Hell, 2.0, on steroids.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 5, 2020 No escape from our techno-feudal world
The Digital Age was crucially associated with right-wing ideology from the very start. To break down Control, we must be able to hack into and disrupt its core programs.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 1, 2020 Can You Smell What the Chinese Are Cooking?
Less than a week before the game-changing U.S. presidential election, the real heart of the geopolitical and geoeconomic action is virtually invisible to the outside world. We're talking about the fifth plenum of the 19th Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Central Committee, which started this past Monday in Beijing.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 24, 2020 Make America Jeffersonian Again
The whole planet has every reason to be terminally puzzled at how all those lofty Enlightenment ideals Thomas Jefferson embedded in the 1776 Declaration of Independence ended up with...Trump vs. Biden.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 13, 2020 Iran and China Turbo-Charge the New Silk Roads
Two of the US's top "strategic threats" are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads -- the leading 21st century project of economic integration across Eurasia. The Deep State will not be amused.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Barbarism Begins at Home
Greeks thought it was morally uplifting to help friends and repel enemies, and in the latter case Greeks had to enslave them. So Greeks should by definition rule barbarians.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 20, 2020 Nixon-Trump vs. the Strategy of Tension
What we have is a do-or-die clash of models: MAGA against an exclusivist Fed/Wall Street/Silicon Valley-controlled system. Teflon Trump should never be underestimated. The Deep State may even realize he's more useful than they think.
SHARE Thursday, May 21, 2020 China updates its "Art of (Hybrid) War"
A toxic racism-meets-anti-communism matrix is responsible for the predominant anti-Chinese sentiment across the US, encompassing at least 66% of the whole population. Trump instinctively seized it - and repackaged it as his re-election campaign theme, fully approved by Steve Bannon.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 5, 2020 The deeper roots of Chinese demonization
The US hybrid war against China is bound to go on frenetic overdrive, as economic reports are already identifying Covid-19 as the tipping point when the Asian -- actually Eurasian -- century truly began.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 24, 2020 What Did U.S. Intel Really Know About the 'Chinese' Virus? - Strategic Culture
The burning question is inevitable: how could the NCMI possibly know all about a viral pandemic, still in November, when Chinese doctors positively identified the first cases of a new type of pneumonia only on December 26? U.S. Senators dumping stocks after a CDC briefing; more than 1,300 CEOs abandoning their cushy perches in 2019, "forecasting" total market collapse; the Fed pouring helicopter money already in Sept.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 3, 2020 China rolls out the Health Silk Road
In the Belt and Road framework, China is supplying much of the world -- including virus-hit Europe --with medicine and healthcare items