Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Sarah Chayes (Author)

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$16.95  $15.59
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
March 07, 2016
5.4 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.78 pounds
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About the Author

From 1997 to 2002, Sarah Chayes served as an overseas correspondent for NPR, reporting from Paris and the Balkans, as well as covering conflicts in Algeria.


Should be required reading.--Thomas Friedman
Makes a strong case that acute corruption causes not only social breakdown but also violent extremism. . . . An important book that should be required reading for officials in foreign service, and for those working in commerce or the military. The story will interest the nonspecialist reader too.--Giles Foden
[Chayes] tells the story of what happened in Afghanistan brilliantly, and compares her experience there with the current corruption in Egypt, Russia and the dismal rest . . . [a] page-turner.--Deirdre N. McCloskey
Essential.--G. John Ikenberry
Informative, thought-provoking, very interesting and concisely written. . . . Through personal experience and her own research, Chayes makes a simple yet profound argument.--Taylor Dibbert
A revolutionary book. Sarah Chayes weaves together history, adventure, political analysis, personal experience, culture, and religion in a shimmering and compelling tapestry.--Anne-Marie Slaughter
Sarah Chayes brilliantly illuminates a topic no one wants talk about--but we must. Corruption is an insidious force that is causing some of the most dangerous challenges our world is facing. It has to be at the core of America's strategies, engagements and relationships for the twenty-first century.--Admiral (ret.) Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff