Pepe Escobar (born 1954) is a Brazilian journalist. He writes a column – The Roving Eye – for Asia Times Online, and works as an analyst for RT, Sputnik News, and Press TV. In addition, he previously worked for Al Jazeera.[1]

Escobar has focused on Central Asia and the Middle East, and has covered Iran on a continuous basis since the late 1990s.[2]

Escobar has reported extensively from Afghanistan. In August 2000, Escobar and two other journalists were arrested by the Taliban, and accused of photographing a soccer match.[3] The following year, he interviewed Ahmad Shah Masoud, the military leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, shortly before Masoud was assassinated.[4]


  • Escobar, P. (2007), Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War, Nimble Books.
  • Escobar, P. (2007), Red Zone Blues: A Snapshot of Baghdad During the Surge, Nimble Books.
  • Escobar, P. (2009), Obama Does Globalistan, Nimble Books.
  • Escobar, P. (2014), Empire of Chaos, Nimble Books.
  • Escobar, P. (2015), 2030, Nimble Books.
  • Escobar, P. (2016), 2030, suivi de Dialogues inactuels (Jorge Luis Borges), Éditions du Cercle.


  1. ^ Al Jazeera bio and articles of Pepe Escobar
  2. ^ Sharma, Dinesh and Gielen, Uwe, "About the Contributors", The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century, Routledge 2013
  3. ^ Dartnell, Michael York, Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict, University of Toronto Press, 2006, p. 56
  4. ^ Biography of Escobar at Asia Times

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