Experts call ISIS the best-funded non-state terrorist organization the U.S. has ever confronted. We explore how ISIS fills its coffers and how the international community is trying to shut off the funding pipeline.
Guest Host: Matthew Felling
She reported for NPR from Paris, the Balkans, Algeria and Afghanistan. But after four years covering Afghanistan’s post-war struggle, former NPR correspondent Sarah Chayes left the news business to work for a non-governmental organization trying to rebuild the country. She shares her story, and her opinions of Afghanistan’s power players.
- Sarah Chayes former NPR reporter; author of "The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban" (Penguin Press)
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