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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.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Iran embraces its Eurasian future
Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in as the eightth president of Iran this Thursday at the Majlis (Parliament), two days after being formally endorsed by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, May 14, 2021 The Tragedy of the U.S. Deep State
At a recent forum in Arizona, referring to the festering, larger than life Sino-American clash, Henry the K. said, "It's the biggest problem for America; it's the biggest problem for the world. Because if we can't solve that, then the risk is that all over the world a kind of cold war will develop between China and the United States."
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, March 8, 2021 The Shape of Things to Come in China
On foreign policy, Li could not draw a sharper contrast with the Hegemon: "China will pursue an independent foreign policy of peace" and will "promote the building of a new type of international relations."
(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.