Pepe Escobar

Independent geopolitical analyst, writer and journalist

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May 29, 2020
Our Grim Future: Restored Neoliberalism or Hybrid Neofascism?

This is our choice: it’s either Neoliberal Restoration or a revolutionary rupture. And nothing in between.

May 15, 2020
How Biosecurity Is Enabling Digital Neo-Feudalism

We may have been set up for an endless biopolitical quarantine without even noticing it, Pepe Escobar writes.

May 5, 2020
Get Ready for the Next Game-Changer: the Digital Yuan

The post-Planet Lockdown world – still a hazy mirage – may well need a post-Planet Lockdown currency.

April 21, 2020
What Did U.S. Intel Really Know About the ‘Chinese’ Virus?

How could U.S. intel have known about a contagion one month before Chinese doctors detected an unknown virus?

April 2, 2020
Ground Control to Planet Lockdown: This Is Only a Test

The absolutely key issue is how the West was caught completely unprepared for the spread of Covid-19 – even after being provided a head start of two months by China, and having the time to study different successful strategies applied across Asia.

February 21, 2020
No Weapon Left Behind: The American Hybrid War on China

On the surface, coronavirus is a dream bio-weapon for those fixated on wreaking havoc across China and praying for regime change.

October 23, 2019
Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn

Neoliberalism is – literally – burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way, Pepe Escobar writes.

August 7, 2019
Hong Kong, Kashmir: a Tale of Two Occupations

Much to the distress of neocons and humanitarian imperialists, there won’t be a bloody mainland China crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong – a Tiananmen 2.0. Why? Because it’s not worth it.

July 9, 2019
Debunking the Indo-Pacific Myth

The rampant demonization of China, now a bipartisan sport across the Beltway, on occasion even more hysterical than the demonization of Russia, also features reports on China as a serial aggressor, politically, economically and militarily, and BRI as a geoeconomic tool to coerce China’s neighbors.

June 20, 2019
Iran goes for “maximum counter-pressure”

Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”. Sparks are ominously bound to fly.