Corruption as a Security Problem

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Sarah Chayes

Sarah Chayes

For quite some time corruption has attracted attention because of its potential negative implications for economic growth, but can it also lead to instability and extremist violence? Sarah Chayes, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former special adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and award winning journalist, discusses her new book Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security with Dr. Sarah O’Byrne, the Program Coordinator for the MA in Global Security Studies. Her detailed research and case studies show how corruption can be a force multiplier for the enemy and she discusses the root causes of such corruption, what can be done to fight corruption, and the role of the U.S. in doing so.