Blogger Profile: Pepe Escobar
Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times, a TomDispatch regular, and a political analyst for al-Jazeera and RT. His latest book is Obama Does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009).
December 6th, 2012
Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall: Washington’s Iranian Future
Crossposted from TomDispatchIn Election 2012’s theatre-of-the-absurd “foreign policy” debate, Iran came up no less than 47 times. Despite all the fear, loathing, threats, and lies in that billionaire’s circus of a campaign season, Americans were nonetheless offered virtually nothing substantial about Iran, although its (non-existent) WMDs were relentlessly hawked as ...
April 28th, 2012
A History of the World, BRIC by BRIC: Neoliberal Dragons, Eurasian Wet Dreams, and Robocop Fantasies
Crossposted from TomDispatchGoldman 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 ...