Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

by Sarah Chayes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393352283
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/07/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 259,173
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

An award-winning former NPR correspondent,
foreign policy expert, and entrepreneur with ten years’ experience in
Afghanistan, Sarah Chayes is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment and the author of The Punishment of Virtue. She lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 "If I See Somebody Planting an IED …" Afghanistan, 2009 3

Chapter 2 "Lord King, How I Wish That You Were Wise" Mirrors for Princes, ca. 700-1516 8

Chapter 3 Hearing the People's Complaints: Kandahar to Kabul, 2001-2009 20

Chapter 4 Nonkinetic Targeting Kabul, 2009 39

Chapter 5 Vertically Integrated Criminal Syndicates Kabul, Garmisch, 2009-2010 58

Chapter 6 Revolt Against Kleptocracy The Arab Spring: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, 2011 67

Chapter 7 Variation I: The (Overlooked) Military-Kleptocratic Complex Egypt, ca. 2010 78

Chapter 8 Variation 2: The Bureaucratic Kleptocracy Tunisia, ca. 2010 91

Chapter 9 Variation 3: The Post-Soviet Kleptocratic Autocracy Uzbekistan, ca. 2013 101

Chapter 10 Variation 4: The Resource Kleptocracy Nigeria, ca. 2014 118

Chapter 11 Up a Level Afghanistan and Washington, June 2010-January 2011 135

Chapter 12 Forging an Appeal on Earth: The Netherlands, England, America, ca. 1560-1787 156

Chapter 13 Violent Extremists 172

Chapter 14 Remedies 184

Epilogue: Self-Reflection 205

Appendix 212

Acknowledgments 219

Notes 221

Index 245

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