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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (3 March 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393239462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393239461
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 526 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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This is an essential and very readable book about an explosive topic. In a stunning and compelling argument, Sarah Chayes transforms our understanding of the ugly reality behind sustained terrorism and other threats around the globe. She writes with an authenticity born of on-the-ground, in-the-markets and at-the-headquarters experiences that are unmatched by any other American. --Admiral (ret.) Eric Olson, former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command"

Thieves of State is a revolutionary book. It stands our understanding of the sources of violent extremism on its head, arguing that the governments we have been relying on to fight terrorism are themselves one of its most potent and insidious sources. Sarah Chayes weaves together history, adventure, political analysis, personal experience, culture, and religion in a shimmering and compelling tapestry. --Anne-Marie Slaughter"

Sarah Chayes provides a 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 Fukuyama"

Thieves of State is a compelling read. Drawing from detailed experience in Afghanistan as well as reporting from a number of today s other crisis spots, Sarah Chayes illustrates how corruption not only impacts ordinary people, but poses an acute threat to the stability and security of countries. --Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International"

I can't imagine a more important book for our time. With a novelist's fine sense of drama, Chayes has written about one of the most crucial issues at hand: the startlingly obvious and entirely overlooked connection between deep corruption and civil violence. Not only is this book a pleasure to read, it has a brilliant and urgent message about our world. --Sebastian Junger"

Illuminating scholars and CNN junkies alike should be intrigued by the issues Chayes brings up and impressed with the solutions she suggests. "

Chayes tells [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 Afghanistan s national security but to that of the United States. --Patrick Radden Keefe"

Essential. --G. John Ikenberry"

Essential.--G. John Ikenberry

Thieves of State is a revolutionary book. It upends our understanding of the sources of violent extremism on its head, arguing that the governments we have been relying on to fight terrorism are themselves one of its most potent and insidious sources. Sarah Chayes weaves together history, adventure, political analysis, personal experience, culture, and religion in a shimmering and compelling tapestry. --Anne-Marie Slaughter

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.

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