Pepe Escobar

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times and an analyst for the Real News Network. His latest book is Obama does Globalistan. He may be reached at pepeasia@yahoo.com.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:30am
East vs. Rest: China's Eurasian Integration vs. the West's Empire of Chaos
November 18, 2014: it’s a day that should live forever in history. On that day, in the city of Yiwu in China’s Zhejiang province, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai, the first train carrying 82 containers of export goods weighing more than 1,000 tons left a massive warehouse complex heading for...
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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:15am
Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington Out of Eurasia?
A specter haunts the fast-aging “New American Century”: the possibility of a future Beijing-Moscow-Berlin strategic trade and commercial alliance. Let’s call it the BMB. Its likelihood is being seriously discussed at the highest levels in Beijing and Moscow, and viewed with interest in Berlin, New...
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China is building its own pipeline networks to help deliver Russia's resources to its people and for export. Views
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 6:45am
The Birth of a Eurasian Century: Russia and China Do Pipelineistan
HONG KONG -- A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass -- at the expense of the United States. And no wonder Washington is anxious. That alliance is already a done...
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 1:19pm
Obama Set for Holy Tomahawk War
The ''responsibility to protect'' (R2P) doctrine invoked to legitimize the 2011 war on Libya has just transmogrified into ''responsibility to attack'' (R2A) Syria. Just because the Obama administration says so.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 3:10pm
Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall: Washington’s Iranian Future
In Election 2012’s theatre-of-the-absurd “foreign policy” debate, Iran came up no less than 47 times .
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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:47am
Time Is Tight to Produce a Worthy US Dream
LOS ANGELES - It's tight. It's awfully tight. But way beyond demented pollmania permeating every nook and cranny of the multibillionaire election circus - coupled with the torrential vomiting of the Spin Machine scary monsters and super freaks - these are the stark facts.
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Friday, June 15, 2012 - 8:36am
Drone Me Down on the Killing Floor
Lord knows, I should'a been gone Lord knows, I should'a been gone And I wouldn't've been here, down on the killin' floor - Howlin' Wolf, Killing Floor
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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 2:36pm
The French Elections: Off With King Sarko's Head
He posed in spectacular grandeur as the neo-imperial Liberator of Libya - only a few years after Colonel Muammar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign with a cool US$65 million.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 1:41pm
The New(er) World Order? Neoliberal Dragons, Eurasian Wet Dreams, and Robocop Fantasies
Goldman Sachs -- via economist Jim O’Neill -- invented the concept of a rising new bloc on the planet: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Some cynics couldn’t help calling it the “Bloody Ridiculous Investment Concept.” Not really. Goldman now expects the BRICS countries to account for almost 40% of global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2050, and to include four of the world’s top five economies.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 2:12pm
Real Cowards Go To Tehran
Imagine the classic United States neo-conservative wet dream; staring at Iran on a map and salivating about the crossroads between Europe and Asia, between the Arab world and the Indian subcontinent, between the Arabian Sea and Central Asia, with 10% of the world's proven oil reserves (over 150 billion barrels) and 15% of proven gas reserves - an energy complex bigger than Saudi Arabia and arbiter of the energy routes f
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