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Under the Skin

#211 Fighting Corruption Using a Spiritual Perspective

(with Sarah Chayes)

This is a fascinating conversation with someone who possesses incredible experience. Sarah talks about her time in Afghanistan, her stint as a political advisor to the military, and her understanding of corruption that exists at every level of power. We get deep and philosophical about how this affects us as humans, and how we can fight corruption.


October 17, 2021

With Fareed Zakaria

In the wake of the "Pandora Papers" investigation, author Sarah Chayes lays out America's role in facilitating corrupt financial schemes.


August 18, 2021

Full Circle

Anderson Cooper talks to  Chayes, who spent a decade in Kandahar, witnessed the fall of the Taliban and was a special adviser to the topmost levels of the U.S. military. 


August 11, 2020

Morning Edition

Host Noel King interviews Sarah Chayes on her new book examining corruption in America.


October 6, 2021

America's Afghan Legacy

Sarah Chayes explores the role of political corruption in the renewed ascendency of the Taliban (interview starts 11:59)


August 30, 2021

On 20 Years of Crisis in Afghanistan

Sarah Chayes, speaks about how Afghanistan changed -- and how it changed her.

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August 17, 2021

Why is this Happening?

Chris Hayes speaks with Sarah Chayes, an anti-corruption activist and the author of On Corruption In America -- And What Is At Stake.

Sarah Chayes Young Turks

March 15, 2020

The Damage Report

Chayes explains how kleptocratic networks, in all the countries she has examined -- including the United States -- make a point of capturing key government institutions.


September 2, 2021

America's Afghan Legacy

Sarah Chayes talks to Martin Sandbu about what will be the legacy of America’s 20-year involvement in Afghanistan.


August 23, 2021

MSNBC Morning Joe

Former advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sarah Chayes, details her time in Afghanistan, and the lessons we still must learn.


August 17, 2021

Afghanistan and Women's Rights

Chayes talks about the crisis in Afghanistan and what Afghan women are experiencing as the United States withdraws from the country.


October 3, 2019

NPR's David Greene interviews Sarah Chayes, author of "Hunter Biden's Legal, Socially Acceptable Corruption," in The Atlantic.

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October 11, 2018

This Week in Morgan County

Chayes addresses the conundrum facing West Virginians who don't want to vote for a Democrat who is a close collaborator of big pharma and the fossil fuel industry


March 13, 2014

Is $20 Billion in Missing Oil Wealth the Explanation for Extremist Group Boko Haram?

No one is shocked by allegations of corruption in Nigeria.  But the amount of oil wealth that has gone missing is staggering.


September 10, 2018

FOCOS: Corruption, A Worldwide Epidemic 

Sarah Chayes covers corruption as an operating system; English language conversation with an independent media talk show in El Salvador.


February 3, 2017

In a Victory for the Oil Industry, Congress Makes It Easier to Pay Bribes for Drilling Rights

Chayes discusses one of the first regulatory rollbacks of the new Administration


June 18, 2013

Former Afghanistan Advisor Not Optimistic About Taliban Talks

The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan. Chayes is pessimistic about the prospects. 


Nov 17, 2017

On Assignment with Richard Engel

Chayes talks with Richard Engel about how Donald Trump's enabling of corruption in other countries reflects back on the reputation of the United States -- and rubs off.


January 29, 2015

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

"Thieves of State author Sarah Chayes calls corruption one of the greatest security challenges of the 21st century.

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