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Pepe Escobar

Pepe Escobar, born in Brazil, is the roving correspondent for Hong Kong/Thailand-based Asia Times and analyst for Toronto/Washington-based The Real News.

Since the mid-1980s, he has lived and worked as a foreign correspondent in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and Singapore/Bangkok. Since 9/11 he has extensively covered Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Iran, Iraq and the wider Middle East. He is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War [Nimble Books, 2007]; Red Zone Blues: a Snapshot of Baghdad during the Surge [Nimble Books, 2007]; and Obama does Globalistan [Nimble Books, 2009]. He was contributing editor to The Empire and the Crescent; Tutto in Vendita; and Shia Power: Next Target Iran? and is associated with the Paris-based European Academy of Geopolitics. When not on the road, he lives between Sao Paulo, Paris and Bangkok.

Politics

Korea: B2 bombers offering a path to peace?

Who is provoking whom? A look behind the rhetorical war games between Washington and Pyongyang.

Opinion

The 'Fall of the House of Europe'

Beppe Grillo's movement is not capable of governing Italy, but it has shown how ungovernable it is under austerity.

Politics

Does Obama really want a deal with Iran?

The meeting in Kazakhstan next week between Iran and the P5+1 seems destined to fail.

US & Canada

It's still inequality, stupid

Persuaded in Davos that Europe will not collapse, Western capitalism is free to focus on fabulous profits in Asia.

US & Canada

It's inequality, stupid

What the great and the good in business will not be discussing at the Davos summit.

Politics

The 'Rocket Man' rocks in the DPRK

North Korea's answer to South Korea's Gangnam style is a ballistic Young Kim.

Politics

Mr President, tear down this wall

A newly re-elected Obama must rethink his strategy with Iran if he ever hopes to break down the wall of mistrust.

Business & Economy

Say hello to a yuan world

The Chinese Communist Party dreams of a world trading in yuan - but first it needs to clean up its own house.

Opinion

Ready for your close-up, Mr Xi?

Hope and change, Chinese-style, erupts at the highly-choreographed Communist Party Congress.

Politics

Why Hugo rules

Washington should get real and understand why Venezuela prefers Chavez.

Politics

Working the magic the 'terrorcrat' way

The terrorist outfit Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) is now a 'democratic organisation'. Here's how they did it.

Politics

Welcome to Saigonistan

The US/NATO strategy to 'win' Afghanistan is now dead and buried, according to author.