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“Pipelineistan” (pipeline + -istan, such as Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)
The suffix -stan (Persian: ـستان -stān) is Persian for “place of” or “country”.
The suffix also appears in the names of many regions, especially in Central and South Asia, but also in the Caucasus and Russia; areas where significant amounts of Persian Culture was spread or adopted, or due to the inhabitation of Indo-Iranian peoples. The suffix is also used more generally, as in Persian and Urdu rigestân (ریگستان) “place of sand, desert”, Pakistan “land of the pure” and golestan (گلستان) “place of flowers, garden”, Hindi devasthan ("place of devas, temple"), etc.
Mar 26, 2009
Liquid war: Welcome to Pipelineistan
By Pepe Escobar
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.
Our good ol’ friend the nonsensical “global war on terror”, which the Pentagon has slyly rebranded “the Long War”, sports a far more important, if half-hidden, twin - a global energy war. I like to think of it as the Liquid War, because its bloodstream is the pipelines that crisscross the potential imperial battlefields of the planet. Put another way, if its crucial embattled frontier these days is the Caspian Basin, the whole of Eurasia is its chessboard. Think of it, geographically, as Pipelineistan.
Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times Online and an analyst for the Real News. This article draws from his new book, Obama does Globalistan. He is also the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (Nimble Books, 2007) and Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge.
OCLC WorldCat record
Obama does Globalistan
Author: Pepe Escobar
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Nimble Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format: Book : English
Introduction: the shock of the new --
Is it the Messiah? Or is it emperor Barack? --
Marx is back --
From Marx to Beck --
The war on terror/Long War/Liquid War --
Latin America --
Obama plays Pipelineistan --
The Chinese enigma --
Enter the SCO --
Kosovo: a Pipelineistan war --
Georgia: a Pipelineistan war --
The Iranian angle --
When NATO meets Pipelineistan --
Iraq/Afghanistan = Pipelineistan --
OCLC WorldCat record
``Pipelineistan War’’ in Central Asia Anteing up, and Bluffing in the new Great Game
Author: P Escobar
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, 35, no. 1, (2011): 216-238
Database: British Library Serials
Russia And China Do Pipelineistan
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/20/2014 19:20 -0400
Submitted by Pepe Escobar, the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia.
The Birth Of Eurasia - Russia & China Do Pipelineistan
A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass - at the expense of the United States.
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