Pepe Escobar

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Pepe Escobar (Wikipedia) (born 1954) is a Brazilian journalist who has lived in locations as disparate as London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, Washington, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

He writes a column - The Roving Eye - for Asia Times Online, and works as an analyst for Russia Today and Tom Engelhardt's TomDispatch.com, a project of The Nation Institute,[1] as well as Al Jazeera and The Real News.[2]

Escobar has focused on Central Asia and the Middle East, and has covered Iran on a continuous basis since the late 1990s.[3]

Escobar has reported extensively from Afghanistan. In August of 2000, Escobar and two other journalists were arrested by the Taliban, and accused of photographing a soccer match.[4] The following year, he interviewed Ahmad Shah Masoud, the military leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, shortly before Masoud was assassinated. [5]

On television, Escobar has commented on Russia's RT network, Iran's PressTV, and Al Jazeera's The Stream. On radio, he has been a guest on Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs Show, The Peter B. Collins Show, Anti War Radio with Scott Horton, What Really Happened Show, Corbett Report, The Voice of Russia's Burning Point, Ernest Hancock's FreedomPhoenix.com and The Alex Jones Show.

His article, 'Get Osama! Now! Or else...', was published by Asia Times Online two weeks before the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001

He is the author of the excellent: Empire of Chaos, (Nov. 2014), a collection of his articles from 2009-2014.  For a good review, check this one from Global Research.

"Incrementally, I have been arguing that Washington's number one objective now is to prevent a full economic integration of Eurasia that would leave the U.S. as a non-hegemon, or worse still, an outsider. Thus the three-pronged strategy of “pivoting to Asia” (containment of China); Ukraine (containment of Russia); and beefing up NATO (subjugation of Europe, and NATO as Global Robocop).

"From Syria and Iraq to Ukraine, from AfPak to Libya, from Iran to Russia, and from the Persian Gulf to China, Escobar, crisscrosses what the Pentagon calls the "arc of instability."