PODCAST: Corruption as a National Security Issue with Sarah Chayes
by Dan Grazier, Dec 10, 2019
Corruption is often viewed as a byproduct of unrest and ineffective government. POGO board member and former adviser to the chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Sarah Chayes, in her book Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, makes the case that corruption is the single largest source of unrest in the world. With this lens, it is possible to better understand many of the hotspots around the world—including Afghanistan, the counties upended by the Arab Spring, and even colonial America’s revolution.
WASHINGTON POST OP-ED
Want to limit migration? We can start by supporting democracy in Honduras.
By Kendra McSweeney and Sarah Chayes December 5, 2017
Honduran citizens are standing up for democracy, despite apparent efforts to rig the recent presidential election. The U.S. government should demand an impartial ballot recount.
CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT PODCAST
JUNE 08, 2017
Carnegie Senior Fellow Sarah Chayes argues that in corrupt countries, kleptocratic networks involve not only government officials, but private industries and established criminal networks. Sarah joins Tom Carver and Zephyr Teachout for a discussion on corruption and power. (Runtime - 29:23)
JANUARY 05, 2017
Carnegie Senior Fellow Sarah Chayes discusses her research on systemic corruption and its consequences for governance around the world, including within the United States. (Runtime - 23:16)
OP ED LOS ANGELES TIMES
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT PAPER
JUNE 30, 2016
A prerequisite to building an effective anticorruption approach is an intimate—and unflinching—examination of the specifics of corrupt operations in the individual country of interest and its physical and electronic neighborhoods.
ESSAY UK PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
MAY 12, 2016
Governments that ostensibly fight terror may actually generate more dire security crises than they curb as a result of corrupt governance practices.
ARTICLE CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT
APRIL 14, 2016
The murder of a Honduran activist should be raising alarms about the implications of government corruption that has appeared in recent years.
OP-ED DEFENSE ONE
Sarah Chayes, Alex De Waal
February 16, 2016
Saudi Arabia is no state at all. It could best be described as a political enterprise with a clever but ultimately unsustainable business model, or as so corrupt as to resemble a vertically and horizontally integrated criminal organization.
OP-ED DEFENSE ONE
JANUARY 13, 2016
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari should make his anticorruption agenda central to his campaign against Boko Haram.