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.
August 18, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.