Aram Roston

Aram Roston is the winner of the 2010 Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting. He is the author of The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi (Nation Books 2008). He's covered crime, corruption, conflicts, politics and national security for more than seventeen years. He has worked as a CNN correspondent, an NBC News investigative producer and a NY city police reporter, and he's written for The Nation, Playboy, GQ and other magazines and newspapers.

Arrest Warrant Out for USAID Contractor in Afghanistan Arrest Warrant Out for USAID Contractor in Afghanistan

While corruption by the Afghan government has been widely condemned, corruption by Western officials in Afghanistan has received little if any scrutiny.

Sep 30, 2009 / Feature / Aram Roston

Chalabi’s Lobby Chalabi’s Lobby

Lobbyist Charles Black, now embroiled in controversy as a senior advisor to John McCain, was among those who aided Ahmed Chalabi's deceptive campaign for war in Iraq.

Apr 3, 2008 / Feature / Aram Roston

The Battle for Iraqi Oil The Battle for Iraqi Oil

Until there is a legitimate government in Iraq, it's unclear whether any new oil deals will stand.

Jan 2, 2004 / Feature / Aram Roston

Central Asia’s Heroin Problem Central Asia’s Heroin Problem

From Afghan farms into the Tajik mountains, the drug trade cuts a wide swath.

Mar 7, 2002 / Feature / Aram Roston

The Other Ground Zero The Other Ground Zero

Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

Nov 30, 2001 / Feature / Aram Roston

A Royal Scandal A Royal Scandal

Saudi Arabia depends on the United States for defense, which contributes to that country's corruption.

Nov 15, 2001 / Feature / Aram Roston

It’s the Real Thing: Murder It’s the Real Thing: Murder

US employers like Coca-Cola are implicated in Colombia's brutality.

Aug 23, 2001 / Feature / Aram Roston