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    • Thieves of State

    • Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
    • By: Sarah Chayes
    • Narrated by: Sarah Chayes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government's oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force. Thieves of State argues that corruption is not just a nuisance; it is a major source of geopolitical turmoil. Since the late 1990s, corruption has grown such that some governments now resemble criminal gangs, provoking extreme reactions ranging from revolution to militant puritanical religion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic insight

    • By Keefer on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Punishment of Virtue

    • Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban
    • By: Sarah Chayes
    • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    As a National Public Radio reporter covering the last stand of the Taliban in Afghanistan's southern borderland, Sarah Chayes became deeply immersed in the attempt to rebuild a broken nation. With her NPR assignment finished in early 2002, she left reporting to help turn around the country's fortunes, accepting a job running a nonprofit founded by President Hamid Karzai's brother. With remarkable access to leading players in the postwar government, Chayes witnessed a tragic, perverse turn of events.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pronunciation errors abound!

    • By Joshua on 01-15-08

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Kleptocracy in America

    • By: Sarah Chayes
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Several developed countries, including the United States, are beginning to slide toward kleptocracy. To turn the tide, reformers need to focus on cultural change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $1.95