Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense, but prominent Americans also shouldn’t be leveraging their names for payoffs from shady clients abroad.
SEP 27, 2019
Author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens National Security
ANGELES TIMES OP-ED
Do Trump’s Foreign Business Entanglements Threaten Our Democracy?
October 17, 2017
The Trump Organization’s continued business dealings with foreign governments, both at home and abroad, challenge the core principles of U.S. democracy.
SEPTEMBER 08, 2017
Sarah Chayes, Steve Coll, and Olarenwaju Suraju discussed how corruption can become an inextricable part of an economy and how civil society and the U.S. government can work to prevent it. (Runtime - 22:21)
MAY 22, 2017
How transnational political-criminal networks, often run by families, govern in their own economic interests.
The Trump administration, its personnel and early practices, resembles nothing so much as a kleptocratic network of the type seen in many developing countries and post-Soviet states.
OP-ED LOS ANGELES TIMES
MAY 22, 2017
JANUARY 27, 2017
If you want a deeper understanding of what has been inaugurated in Washington, read Steve Coll's "Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power." Rarely has a book been so profoundly and presciently relevant to events that would take place five years after its publication.
OP-ED FOREIGN POLICY
DECEMBER 06, 2016
In a country full of sophisticated lawyers and lobbyists and rationalizers, it is now urgent to ask whether Americans still understand what corruption is. To say it’s what is proscribed by law is to fall into a logical sinkhole.