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 subscribe to Pepe Escobar's feed

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.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2012, Source:

There's a rising new bloc on the planet: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). What does that mean for America?

Posted on: Jan 18, 2012, Source:

Sanctions against Iran's central bank are meant to cripple the country's oil industry.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: Asia Times

Revealed: The Pentagon's plans for the Persian Gulf

Posted on: Oct 18, 2011, Source: Asia Times

"Kick-ass" manuals for the 99% from Cairo's Tahrir Square to Madrid's Puerta del Sol to New York's Liberty Plaza.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2011, Source:

The new American century was swiftly throttled in three stages: 9/11 (blowback); invasion of Iraq (preemptive war); and 2008 Wall Street meltdown (casino capitalism).

Posted on: Sep 22, 2011, Source: Asia Times

Obama, the United Nations and the drone war.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: Asia Times

NATO's triumph in Libya threatens to spin out of control and into an Iraq-style civil war.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011, Source: Asia Times

Is Osama bin Laden laughing in his grave after NATO aided an al-Qaeda takeover in North Africa?

Posted on: Aug 12, 2011, Source: Asia Times

Despite saber-rattling and threats from across the planet, conditions are far from ripe for overthrow.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2011, Source: Asia Times

Pakistan is strategically at the center of too many plans for it to rely on the US -- with pipeline plans, Iran and China as neighbors and a planet hungry for natural gas.

Posted on: May 29, 2011, Source: Asia Times

A new regional political-military alliance emerges out of the 'Arab Spring,' laden with corporate contracts, missile deals, anti-Iran propaganda and oodles of oil money.

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: Asia Times

What we are seeing in Spain goes way beyond a student revolt. It's a revolt that lays bare a profound ethical crisis convulsing a whole society.

Posted on: May 16, 2011, Source: Asia Times

The Israeli response to Palestinian protests? Killing ten people in Lebanon, eight in Syria, two in Gaza and one in the West Bank, and injuring over 200.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2011, Source: Asia Times

The tragic Iraqi chapter of the US worldwide empire of bases may be finally over.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2011, Source: Asia Times

First there was the great 2011 Arab revolt. Then, inexorably, came the US-Saudi counter-revolution.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2011, Source: Asia Times

From the Pentagon to the French government to the water privatizers, here are some of the beneficiaries of the campaign in Libya.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2011, Source:

What will be the fate of the millions of Egyptians who took to the streets in a staggering show of aggressive nonviolence?

Posted on: Mar 6, 2011, Source: Asia Times

It's stalemate time - and the lion is biding his time, never more dangerous than when he maneuvers in the shade.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: Asia Times

The country of Oman is a tinderbox: Its sultanhas ruled for four decades, exports 750,000 barrels of oil a day and half its population is under 21 -- with massive unemployment.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2011, Source: Asia Times

Protests in Bahrain could spill over to Saudi Arabia, giving the nation's unemployed youths reasons to dream of following the winds of the new Egypt.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2011, Source: Asia Times

As much as Mubarak is a slave to US foreign policy, Obama is boxed in by geopolitical imperatives and enormous corporate interests he cannot even dream of upsetting.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2010, Source: Asia Times

NATO, with its ring of bases around Central Asia, navy patrols across strategic sealanes, will decide its future under Obama's imperial gaze.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2010, Source: Asia Times

It's as bloody as a slasher film, horrendously expensive, and it keeps Western powers busy in the strategic center of the world -- there's no intention to end it any time soon.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2010, Source: Asia Times

The European extreme right is more turbocharged than ever, peddling Islamic hatred from France to Denmark, from Italy to Sweden.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2010, Source: Asia Times

Even if Barack Obama is seriously betting on his exit strategy, the Pentagon wants infinite war.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2010, Source: Asia Times

What is Washington's real reason for spending $100 billion a year (and counting) fighting a bunch of Arab jihadi instructors?

Posted on: Jun 15, 2010, Source: Asia Times

A review of Tom Engelhardt's new book on America's favorite pastime.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2010, Source: Asia Times

A new Middle East is being born - and there seems to be only one place for Israel: isolation. With that comes an inevitable, somewhat crazed approach to diplomacy.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2010, Source: Asia Times

As a document of the tragedy of Afghanistan-Iraq -- and of a series of Pentagon-sanctioned war crimes, the Wikileaks video is a powerful statement.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2009, Source: Asia Times

Cheney and Rumsfeld's script was never supposed to develop like this. Instead of US Big Oil getting the lion's share in Iraq, its top competitors turned out to be big winners.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009, Source: Asia Times

Apparently even Saudi Arabia is on board with the idea of an Israeli strike on Iran.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2009, Source: Asia Times

A nuclear Iran would inevitably turbo-charge a new, emerging multipolar world; one where the U.S. won't be relied on to control Mideast oil.

Posted on: May 12, 2009, Source:

Nothing of significance takes place in Eurasia without an energy angle.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: Asia Times

The fear being stoked of Taliban taking over nuclear-armed Pakistan are a ruse to legitimize Obama's expanding Af-Pak war.