by Pepe Escobar

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    China’s silk roads are rising

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:05am on December 02, 2017

    THE 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress made it clear that the New Silk Roads — aka, the Belt and Road Initiative — launched by President...

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    Tikrit and Najaf: agony and ecstasy in Iraq

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    NOTHING, absolutely nothing prepares you to revive, on the spot, the memory of what will go down in history as ISIS/Daesh’s most horrid killing field...

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    Xi’s road map to the Chinese dream

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:05am on October 28, 2017

    NOW that president Xi Jinping has been duly elevated to the Chinese Communist Party pantheon in the rarified company of Mao Zedong thought and Deng...

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    The Russia-China plan for North Korea: stability, connectivity

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2017

    THE United Nations Security Council’s 15-0 vote to impose a new set of sanctions on North Korea somewhat disguises the critical role played by the...

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    Korea, Afghanistan and never-ending war trap

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:05am on August 26, 2017

    THERE are more parallels between an unfinished 1950s war in Northeast Asia and an ongoing 16-year-old war in the crossroads between Central and South Asia...

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    The making of the next nightmare

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:05am on June 03, 2017

    LET’S start with 28 EU leaders discussing the Western Balkans at a recent summit and blaming — what else — ‘Russian aggression’ in the EU’s...

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    The decline of the west revisited

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2017

    EUROPA, in Greek mythology, was a Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus and carried off to Crete. In time, Europe was meant to designate the western...

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    Why there will be no Russophobia reset

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:00am on May 03, 2017

    IN THE end, there was hardly a reset; rather a sort of tentative pause on Cold War 2.0. Interminable days of sound and fury were...

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    Lenin comes to the White House?

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 10:45pm on December 02, 2016

    DONALD Trump, commenting on the passing of Fidel Castro, branded him a mere ‘dictator’. Whatever the long-lasting results (and mistakes) of the Cuban experiment, History...

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    ‘Marco Polo’ Xi Jinping jockeying in post-Obama world

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 11:12pm on November 19, 2016

    BEIJING and Moscow have arrived at the conclusion that president-elect Donald Trump is not an ideologue in the neocon sense of the term; he’s a...