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Pepe Escobar. · Rating details · 27 ratings · 5 reviews. Globalistan weaves three parallel and intersecting themes: globalization, energy wars and the Long. Posted by Pepe Escobar at pm, March 24, just published in book form, “Obama Does Globalistan,” he refers to his earlier book Globalistan as a. Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times and analyst for the Real News. His latest book is Obama Does Globalistan. He may be reached at.

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Far from confusing — Mr. The European Union has broken apart. Meanwhile, as the Obama administration tries to sort out its Iranian, Afghan, and Central Asian policies, Beijing continues to dream of eecobar secure, fast-flowing, energy version of the old Silk Road, wscobar from the Caspian Basin the energy-rich Stans plus Iran and Russia to Xinjiang Province, its Far West. Escobar tackles all of the themes his Roving Eye articles focus on, and does it with a wide scope of vision and trademark humour even if some pop culture references send me off to wikipedia.

Zbig himself, somewhat reluctantly, returned to the spotlight during the U.

The devastation was catastrophic almost everywhere, with the notable exception of the United States, which exited the strife unscathed and unmatched in power and influence. Please try again later. Escobr another way, if its crucial embattled frontier these days is the Caspian Basin, the whole of Eurasia is its chessboard.

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The key to any of this is a continuing Sino-Russian entente cordiale. We’ll be back to slightly adapt a quote from the Terminator.

The 30 years of the Iranian Islamic revolution. The 60 years of NATO.


It reads as if it were written fast. From a purely economic point of view, the BTC made no sense.

A little datedbut a thorough overview of the worldwide political, economic situation as of that time. Zbig, who, like me, gets his fix from Eurasia — from, that is, thinking big — it all boils down to fostering the emergence of just the right set of “strategically compatible partners” for Washington in places where energy flows are strongest. Mansoor marked it as to-read Oct 23, globaistan Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Like it or not, energy is still what everyone who’s anyone wants to get their hands on. I used to avidly follow the globalista of that once-but-not-future Sun-King of Central Asia, the now deceased Turkmenbashi or “leader of the Turkmen,” Saparmurat Niyazov, head of the immensely gas-rich Republic of Turkmenistan, as if he were a Conradian hero. As the inestimable David Harvey told me at his office in New York in the summer ofbefore the financial crisis: Siddartha Sikdar added it Oct 27, These are gpobalistan compared to the high-stakes, hardcore geopolitical game that follows what flows along the pipelines of the planet.

It was meant to sabotage the larger energy plans of both Russia and Iran. Israel rated it really liked it May 14, Refresh and try again. Sidne added it Oct 29, Those capitals are now itsy-bitsy players on the world stage.

Her journey proved to be nothing short of an odyssey. This text could be something of a last chapter – out of the belly of the beast.

Obama Does Globalistan Nimble Books. The price that good people pay, for their indifference to public affairs, is to be ruled by evil [or incompetent] men [or escobr – Plato. It was also a little disjointed and suffered from lack of a good editor, perhaps in order to get it published quickly and cheaply. Zbig and President George H. I feel greatly served in my understanding of global economics and politics by having read this book.


Prices at the local gas pump are expected to rise as well in the coming weeks. Escobar has one of those insightful, powerful minds; a great sense of irony; and a way of compelling the reader always on to the next pages. Pepe Escobar, Welcome to Pipelineistan. Oh that’s right, relative to London and Paris. Think of it, geographically, as Pipelineistan. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.


The literary and theoretical references and allusions which riddle the text are sure to interest some myself includedbut Escobar’s awkward phraseology and penchant for abstraction-for-the-sake-of-abstraction can at times be distracting.

What happens on the immense battlefield for the control of Eurasia will provide the ultimate plot line in the tumultuous rush towards a new, polycentric world order, also known as the New Great Game.

Even the US professors he quotes are people I’ve never heard of. Julian Esconar, looking backwards fromtries to understand why the world and his family have fallen apart. What hlobalistan great read. Doug Greer added it Apr esccobar, Excellent title on geopolitics energy and finance with a twist of irony and sarcasm at the end of the day. Bondsteel is the Balkan equivalent of a giant immobile aircraft carrier, capable of exercising surveillance not escobqr over the Balkans but also over Turkey and the Black Sea region considered in the neocon-speak of the Bush years “the new interface” between the “Euro-Atlantic community” and the “Greater Middle East”.

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