Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sarah Chayes Interview

Sarah Chayes, the author of "Thieves of State", is interviewed by Samuel Rubenfeld about her book and corruption in Afghanistan. Chayes spent many years in Afghanistan and has first hand experience on the effects of corruption on the population of Afghanistan. In the interview ". . . she discussed the emotional effects of corruption, its effects on global security . . . " and more. She explains that Afghan people became more permeable to the Taliban message because of how they were treated by Afghan government officials. Chayes was brought to Kabul as an advisor to ISAF and she became to recognize that the Afghan government had many aspects of a criminal enterprise. Her research into corruption has widened beyond Afghanistan - to other countries as well. In the interview she says that private corporations have an obligation to try and stem corruption. Read the interview in "Corruption 'Isn't Just the Cost of Doing Business'", The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2015.

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