World Politics

Can the White House intimidate Iran?

September 13, 2007

This is the first segment of a two part interview with Pepe Escobar.

The best of Pepe Escobar

September 5, 2007
In part two of this two-part interview Pepe Escobar talks with Senior Editor Paul Jay about the current state of Iraqi leadership.

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August 20, 2007
With Iran emerging as a regional power and now the source of 17% of China’s oil is the U.S. really concerned about nuclear weapons or is it more about the geopolitics and oil?

Crisis in Pakistan

July 27, 2007
The latest violence which followed today’s reopening of Islamabad’s Red Mosque once again dramatizes the pressures facing Pakistan’s President. Musharraf’s western allies accuse him of not doing enough in the "war on terror" while at home he is under attack by religious militants and a growing pro- democracy movement. The latter scored a major victory…

Pakistan: Lead up to martial law

July 27, 2007
The latest violence which followed today’s reopening of Islamabad’s Red Mosque once again dramatizes the pressures facing Pakistan’s President. Musharraf’s western allies accuse him of not doing enough in the "war on terror" while at home he is under attack by religious militants and a growing pro- democracy movement. The latter scored a major victory…

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July 20, 2007
Chief Justice Chaudhry had become a symbol for pro-democracy and anti-Musharraf forces since he was ousted from office on March 9 on charges of judicial misconduct and nepotism. Chaudhry opposes President General Musharraf’s efforts to run as president while maintaining control of the army. He has criss-crossed Pakistan, making campaign-style speeches against dictatorial rule. Last…

An interview with Pepe Escobar

June 27, 2007
Chavez and Lula have become heroes on the streets of the Middle East for what’s seen as standing up to the US empire. Has South America become "a beacon of hope" in the Middle East?