Stories by Pepe Escobar

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times. His latest book is "Obama Does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009)." He may be reached at pepeasia@yahoo.com. subscribe to Pepe Escobar's feed

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: Asia Times

Western powers decide to dump Gaza and instead sanction Russia - again!

Posted on: Jun 30, 2014, Source: Asia Times

With all the unrest in Iraq between different ethnic groups, it's looking more like the country is transforming itself into Jihad Central.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: Asia Times

ISIS is the perfect tool to keep the Global War on Terror in Enduring Freedom Forever mode.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014, Source: Asia Times

The likely solution to the crisis is the one favored by Russia: autonomy for eastern and southern Ukraine.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: Asia Times

Europe might want to act tough, but Russia holds too many cards.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2014, Source: Asia Times

Europe's dependency on Russian energy supplies make for an easy target in response to U.S. moves.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: Asia Times

The world watches as neo-Nazis take over Ukraine, with E.U. funding.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: Asia Times

Is anybody paying attention?

Posted on: Mar 6, 2014, Source: Asia Times

U.S. exceptionalism at its most naked and hypocritical, while the power players let the besieged country burn.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: Asia Times

The roots of the enmity between the Islamic Republic and the U.S. lie in the 1979 revolt that overthrew the Shah.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: Asia Times

America's long arm tries to foist a coup on Ukraine to oust its pro-Russian leader.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: Asia Times

Masters of the Universe are flocking to tell it on the mountain this week.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014, Source: Asia Times

The wisdom Machiavelli is waiting for someone to make great use of it.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2013, Source: Asia Times

A tectonic shift in the geopolitical map could occur next year, with Iran finally emerging as the real superpower in Southwest Asia.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: Asia Times

Erik Prince, a young millionaire US patriot with a Navy SEAL background, invests in a badass private army start-up to literally become the "Prince of War."

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: Asia Times

Could the U.S. Congress, backed by Israel and the Wahhabists, impose new sanctions to scuttle diplomacy with Iran?

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013, Source: Asia Times

China says a new international reserve currency should be created to replace the dominant US dollar.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: Asia Times

President Obama's canceled trip to the APEC summit leaves the Chinese president basking in center stage glow.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: Asia Times

Dick Cheney must feel vindicated; the West is finally consolidating his ‘vision’ of Al-Qaeda as a mercenary shadow army disguised as global Terror Inc.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: Asia Times

The spoilers--Israel and Saudi Arabia--will work hard to scuttle any chance of reconciliation between the U.S. and Iran.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source: Asia Times

Russia throws a lifeline to save Barack Obama from his self-spun "red line" on Syria, but nothing's over yet.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: Asia Times

President Barack Obama is being led to intervention by the Israel lobby, the House of Saud and the industrial-military-security complex.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2013, Source: Asia Times

The Egyptian crisis is the latest battleground for regional and global powers seeking to push their own agendas.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2013, Source: Asia Times

Internationally, the big winners are Saudi Arabia, Israel, and – who else – the Pentagon, the Egyptian army’s pimp. Domestically, there's a new boss in town.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: Asia Times

Washington became powerless to do anything to the NSA whistleblower after Russia granted him asylum.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013, Source: Asia Times

PRISM's Dark Side of the Moon-ish logo expresses the military's ultimate wet dream: 'Full spectrum dominance' over all of us.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2013, Source: Asia Times

The plan to destroy one of Istanbul's last green spaces is part of a globally tested neoliberal plan to clear the way for economic enrichment at the top.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2013, Source: Asia Times

From Washington's Asian "pivot", to regime change in Iran, to Western fear of China, to the growth of neo-fascism in Europe and the pauperization of the Western middle class.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

A look behind the rhetorical war games between Washington and Pyongyang.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: Asia Times

Western corporate media is flooded with stories about the weakening of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, but these are defensive measures.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2013, Source: Asia Times

Apparently, it's a no-brainer.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: Asia Times

In all likelihood, it will be next year's tragedy as well.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

With an Obama 2.0 administration soon to be in place, the time to solve the immensely complex Iranian nuclear drama is now.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2012, Source: Al Jazeera English

Washington should get real and understand why Venezuela prefers Chavez.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2012, Source: Op-Ed News

That's America's habit.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2012, Source: Asia Times

You'd better not mess with Muslim Brother Morsi--he's fresh off a trip to Iran, strutting his stuff as as a true Arab world leader.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012, Source: Asia Times

Someone managed to get the precious intel needed to penetrate, disrupt and destroy a meeting at the National Security building in Damascus.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2012, Source: Asia Times

Egyptians and Paraguayans are now realizing new democracies take years, sometimes decades, of co-existing with the nightmare of dictatorship.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2012, Source: Asia Times

"Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare," by Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse, chronicles the rise of drone warfare.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: Asia Times

The US position--which will scuttle diplomacy--amounts to never allowing Iran to even enrich uranium for civilian purposes.

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