Pepe Escobar

Pepe Escobar 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 and Obama does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009).  His latest book is Empire of ChaosHe may be reached at

How Iran Will Respond to Trump

The Myth of a Neo-Imperial China

The Italian Job

Rome: A Eulogy

In An Age of Hollow Men and Existential Angst, Re-read Sartre

The Petro-Yuan Bombshell

The New Great Game Moves from Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific

From the Caucasus to the Balkans, China’s Silk Roads are Rising

How Turkey, Iran, Russia and India are playing the New Silk Roads

Live from Baghdad: the Secret of Iraq’s Renaissance

Tikrit and Najaf: Agony and Ecstasy in Iraq

How the DPRK Riddle is Freaking out the US Establishment

Xi’s Road Map to the Chinese Dream

Kirkuk Redux Was a Bloodless Offensive, Here’s Why

Why Trump Has Gone Nuclear on Iran

The House of Saud Bows to the House of Putin

Wheels and Deals: Trouble Brewing in the House of Saud

Unmasked: Trump Doctrine Vows Carnage for New Axis of Evil

The Russia-China Plan for North Korea: Stability, Connectivity

Korea, Afghanistan and the Never Ending War Trap

North Korea: Fire, Fury and Fear

China and India Torn Between Silk Roads and Cocked Guns

The New Silk Road Will Go Through Syria

The G20 From Hell

Washington and Berlin on a Collision Course

Fear and Loathing on the Afghan Silk Road

Blood on the Tracks of the New Silk Roads

Eurasian Integration Meets America First

Jihad 2.0: the Making of the Next Nightmare

China Widens its Silk Road to the World

The Decline of the West Revisited

Why There Will be no Russophobia Reset

North Korea: The Real Serious Options on the Table

Could Great Wall of Iron become New Silk Roadblock?

Total Screen: How Baudrillard Anticipated Trump

Letter from Tehran: Trump ‘the Bazaari’

Age of Anger

Game-Changers Ahead on The (Long) Maritime Silk Road

Will Trump Hop on an American Silk Road?

Trump, Kissinger and Ma Playing on a Crowded Chessboard

Shadow Play: The New Great Game in Eurasia

American Dream, Revisited

“America has lost” in the Philippines

The Aleppo / Mosul Riddle

Why Hillary Clinton is a Bigger Concern for China than Donald Trump

Is Trump Ready to Go Nuclear?

Hillary Clinton’s Axis of Evil

Why the New Silk Roads terrify Washington

Afghanistan; It’s the Heroin, Stupid

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