Stories by Christian Parenti

Christian Parenti is the author of "The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq" (New Press) and a visiting fellow at CUNY's Center for Place, Culture and Politics. subscribe to Christian Parenti's feed

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There is no "nuclear renaissance” and there won't be: it just doesn't make sense economically.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2011, Source:

So much current conflict in the world is not the result of "resource conflicts" but can be more accurately described as bread-triggered upheavals.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2011, Source: Nation Books

Christian Parenti's new book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, explores this dangerous intersection.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: The Nation

The real purpose of sending 30,000 soldiers to Afghanistan is to make Obama look tough as he heads toward his next election.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009, Source: The Brooklyn Rail

Henwood, who publishes The Left Business Observer, discusses the global economic crisis with Christian Parenti.

Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: The Nation

Talk of a nuclear renaissance is a dangerous distraction from the real changes we need to make to wean ourselves off oil.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2007, Source: The Nation

War and corruption have crippled Iraq's ability to export oil. But that's not stopping Big Oil's efforts to control and profit from what's left.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2005, Source: The Nation

After three years of ignoring opium poppy cultivation in war-ravaged Afghanistan, the United States has suddenly changed course.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2004, Source: The Nation

A journey down the Tigris River reveals a country in a woeful state of disrepair.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The siege of Fallujah is Exhibit A of an arrogant and violent strategy that will inevitably lead to defeat.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2004, Source: The Nation

The arrest and subsequent abuse of two of the Arab network's journalists is part of an escalating regional media war with the U.S. government.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2004, Source: The Nation

After seeing the fighting firsthand and spending time with both the resistance and the US military, one observer realizes that the conflict has settled into a lopsided and contradiction-fraught stalemate.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2003, Source:

Cameras in the classroom are just the latest way that proliferating surveillance is stifling dissent.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2003, Source: In These Times

The war has left Iraq in escalating chaos. Fear and violence rule the streets as the US military struggles to make any progress.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Not only are Americans paying more for worse medical care than those in other modern countries, our miracle drugs are almost entirely developed using tax dollars. Why?

Posted on: Apr 6, 2003, Source: AlterNet

War on Iraq is not about fueling our SUV's as much as it is getting leverage over China and the EU to prevent "the rise of a great-power competitor," as the neocons say.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

To really understand the lavishly, federally funded memorial at Custer’s Little Big Horn, one has to witness the poverty and stark contrast of Wounded Knee.