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. The following year, he interviewed Ahmad Shah Masoud, the military leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, shortly before Masoud was assassinated. 
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."