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Thieves of state : why corruption threatens global security / Sarah Chayes.

Chayes, Sarah, 1962- author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 0393352285
  • ISBN: 9780393352283
  • Physical Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton and Company, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Chapter one. "If I see somebody planting an IED ..." Afghanistan, 2009 -- Chapter two. "Lord King, how I wish that you were wise" Mirrors for Princes, ca. 700-1516 -- Chapter three. Hearing the people's complaints Kandahar to Kabul, 2001-2009 -- Chapter four. Nonkinetic targeting Kabul, 2009 -- Chapter five. Vertically integrated criminal syndicates Kabul, Garmisch, 2009-2010 -- Chapter six. Revolt against kleptocracy The Arab Spring: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, 2011 -- Chapter seven. Variation 1: The (overlooked) military-kleptocratic complex Egypt, ca. 2010 -- Chapter eight. Variation 2: the bureaucratic kleptocracy Tunisia, ca. 2010 -- Chapter nine. Variation 3: the post-Soviet kleptocratic autocracy Uzbekistan, ca. 2013 -- Chapter ten. Variation 4: the resource kleptocracy Nigeria, ca. 2014 -- Chapter eleven. Up a level Afghanistan and Washington, June 2010-January 2011 -- Chapter twelve. Forging the appeal on Earth The Netherlands, England, America, ca. 1560-1787 -- Chapter thirteen. Violent extremists -- Chapter fourteen. Remedies.
Summary, etc.: "Thieves of State identifies the unexpected force behind some of our world's most dramatic security challenges: corruption. Chayes, a former advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explains how the pursuit of personal enrichment by Mafia-like governments provokes extreme reactions that are playing out in headlines every day: militant extremism from the Islamic State to the Taliban to Boko Haram, and revolutions from eth Arab Spring to Ukraine's Maidan."-- Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Corruption.
National security.
International relations.
Corruption.
International relations.
National security.
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