Pepe Escobar

Independent geopolitical analyst, writer and journalist

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July 23, 2020
Brazil Exclusive: the Money Laundering Scandal From Hell No One Wants to Talk About

Two decades after the fact, a political earthquake that should be rocking Brazil apart is being met with thunderous silence.

June 18, 2020
Nixon-Trump vs. the Strategy of Tension

MAGA – which is a rehash of the American dream – simply cannot happen when society is viciously polarized; vast sectors of the middle class are being completely erased; and mass immigration is coming from the Global South.

June 12, 2020
Syria in Seattle: Commune Defies the U.S. Regime

The marriage of post-Lockdown and George Floyd protests has nurtured a rough beast that is still immune to any form of civilized debate in the U.S.

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.