⛅ Hardcover [ ‾ Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security - Kindle edition by Sarah Chayes. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. ] ⛏ PDF by Sarah Chayes ⛰ 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, New York Times Book ReviewShould be required reading Thomas Friedman A fascinating story T he central revelation in Thieves of the State at a certain point, systemic corruption became not just a lamentable by product of the war but an accelerant of conflict Chayes argues, convincingly, that state sanctioned larceny is a threat not just to Afghanistans national security but to that of the United States Patrick Radden Keefe, New Yorker 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, Wall Street JournalEssential G John Ikenberry, Foreign AffairsInformative, thought provoking, very interesting and concisely written Through personal experience and her own research, Chayes makes a simple yet profound argument Taylor Dibbert, Huffington PostA revolutionary book Sarah Chayes weaves together history, adventure, political analysis, personal experience, culture, and religion in a shimmering and compelling tapestry Anne Marie SlaughterA vivid, ground level view on how pervasive corruption undermines U.S foreign policy and breeds insurgency Thieves of State provides critical lessons that all policymakers should heed Francis FukuyamaSarah Chayes brilliantly illuminates a topic no one wants talk aboutbut 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 Americas strategies, engagements and relationships for the twenty first century Admiral ret Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffDear readers Thanks very much for visiting this page, and for your interest in Thieves of State I wrote this book to address a dumbfounding impasse the inability of senior U.S officials to make the connection between acute and abusive corruption and dramatic global upheavals, from the rise of violent extremism to the revolutions of the Arab Spring or Ukraine What Thieves of State does is take you with me, so you can experience for yourself not just the abuse and humiliation of everyday corruption in many countries, but also the inner workings of the U.S government as it reached a decision not to address the problem.We ll also take a fascinating historical detour, for history has much to teach us about how people have grappled with these issues and about how similar their responses have been across time and culture We ll detail hard nosed options for different approaches, and we ll take a glance in the mirror.It is an unusual book no dry, expository policy wonk analysis, rather a riveting story that will keep you engaged But you ll also find plenty of thought provoking, even sometimes provocative, analysis I hope that you like it, and that you will let me know your thoughts either way. 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- Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security - Kindle edition by Sarah Chayes. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
- 273 pages
- Sarah Chayes
- 12 January 2017 Sarah Chayes