The link between government corruption and the rise of terrorist groups

The link between government corruption and the rise of terrorist groups
The link between government corruption and the rise of terrorist groups

The link between government corruption and the rise of terrorist groups

In a recent Op-Ed, researcher Sarah Chayes argues that “much of the responsibility for the rise of the Boko Haram extremist group may lie with the Nigerian government itself,” and that government corruption is a big part of the problem. Sarah Chayes, a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s South Asia program, joins us to discuss the link between corruption and national security. (Photo: People attend a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba))