THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW – Dec 2014: Pepe Escobar
Blowback after blowback for the “Empire of Chaos”
PODCAST INTERVIEW: This month, Lars Schall talks with Pepe Escobar, foreign correspondent at Hong-Kong-based Asia Times Online.
- Escobar discusses
- his new book “Empire of Chaos;”
- the geopolitical worries of the Washington-New York axis
- Russia’s countermoves in the Ukraine crisis
- the Sino-Russian strategic energy relation
- and last but not least his expectations for 2015. “It’s going to be a real hardcore year”
Here are two articles, that Pepe Escobar mentions during the interview:
China pivot fuels Eurasian century
Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington Out of Eurasia? – The Future of a Beijing-Moscow-Berlin Alliance
Furthermore, here is Pepe Escobar’s latest take on the issue:
Empire of Chaos vs. Eurasian integration.
Pepe Escobar, who was born 1954 in Brazil, is one of the most outstanding journalists of our time with three decades of experience in covering politics and conflicts around the globe. He works for Hong Kong/Thailand-based Asia Times Online as “The Roving Eye.“ Moreover, he is the author of four books: “Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War,“ “Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge,“ and “Obama does Globalistan.“
His latest book is “Empire of Chaos: The Roving Eye Collection”
Mr. Escobar has been a foreign correspondent since 1985, based in London, Milan, Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore, and Bangkok. Since the late 1990s, he has specialized in covering geopolitical stories from the Middle East to Central Asia and has reported during this decade from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, the Central Asian Republics, China and the U.S.A.
He was in Afghanistan in Summer of 2001 and interviewed the military leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, Ahmad Shah Masoud, just a few weeks before his assassination, and he has been one of the first journalists to reach Kabul after the Taliban’s retreat. He is a renowned expert on the network of pipelines hardwiring the countries of the Middle East, Central Asia, Russia, and Europe that he has dubbed “Pipelinestan.” Mr. Escobar lives in Sao Paulo, Bangkok, and Hong-Kong.