By Pepe Escobar
From Syria and Iraq to Ukraine, from AfPak to Libya, from Iran to Russia, and from the Persian Gulf to China, overseas correspondent Pepe Escobar, writer of The Roving Eye column for Asia Times/Hong Kong, crisscrosses what the Pentagon calls the «arc of instability.»
As Escobar tells it within the creation, «the columns chosen for this quantity stick with the interval 2009-2014 - the Obama years to date. A continuum with earlier volumes released via Nimble Books does observe. Globalistan, from 2007, used to be a longer reportage/warped commute e-book around the Bush years, the place I argued the realm was once being plunged into Liquid warfare - alluding to power flows but in addition to the liquid modernity personality of post-modern conflict. crimson quarter Blues, additionally from 2007, was once a vignette - a longer reportage centering at the Baghdad surge. And Obama does Globalistan, from 2009, tested how the hyperpower may embark on a «change we will be able to think in». the result, as those columns arguably mirror, is Empire of Chaos - the place a plutocracy gradually tasks its personal inner disintegration upon the total world.»
«You will locate a few key overlapping nations/themes/expressions/acronyms in those columns Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, crucial Asia, China, Russia, Ukraine, Pipelineistan, BRICS, ecu, NATO, GCC, the worldwide South, GWOT (the worldwide conflict on terror), the recent nice online game, complete Spectrum Dominance. additionally, you will discover a innovative go with the flow in the direction of now not traditional struggle, yet especially monetary conflict - manifestations of Liquid War.»
Incrementally, i've been arguing that Washingtons number 1 aim now could be to avoid a whole monetary integration of Eurasia that might go away the U.S. as a non-hegemon, or worse nonetheless, an intruder. hence the three-pronged technique of «pivoting to Asia» (containment of China) Ukraine (containment of Russia) and beefing up NATO (subjugation of Europe, and NATO as international Robocop).»
Book the final word journey to the Empire of Chaos, and spot how the U.S. - and the West - are tackling the emergence of a multipolar international.
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Obama is presenting his new, comprehensive Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy to NATO. NATO “secures the peace” in Mafia-ridden Kosovo (an entity not recognized even by NATO members such as Spain and Greece). NATO, in full “war on terror” mode, acts like a supercop in the Mediterranean. NATO patrols the Horn of Africa looking for pirates. NATO trains Iraqi security forces. For a body of 60, NATO is fully fit. 7 billion. These committees manage 60,000 combat troops scattered all around the world. NATO should have been dead immediately after the fall of the enemy it was created to fight—the Soviet Union.
31 NIMBLE BOOKS LLC Decades after the British Empire, “Europe” tries to (re)occupy the Hindu Kush. Afghanistan is NATO's first war outside Europe and first ground war ever. It involves all 26 members (now 28; Albania and Croatia were finally admitted) plus 12 “partners,” including five European nations that used to be neutral: Austria, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland. All of them are bound by NATO's first-ever invocation of Article 5 of its charter, which determines mutual military assistance.
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