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Expertise: Corruption, national security law, Southeast Asia, illicit finance

Trevor Sutton is a fellow for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. Previously, Sutton worked at the U.N. Development Programme, where he advised on anti-corruption issues and carried out investigations in Africa and Central Asia. He also served as a presidential management fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he focused on defense policy in East and Southeast Asia, and as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Sutton has published on a range of legal and foreign policy issues, including a forthcoming book on the constitutional legacy of the War on Terror written with Yale Law School professor Owen Fiss. Sutton holds a B.A. from Stanford University; an M.Phil. from Oxford, where he was a Marshall scholar; and a J.D. from Yale. He speaks Mandarin and French. In addition to his work at American Progress, Sutton serves as an advisor to the New York-based firm Veracity Worldwide, where he advises clients on political and corruption risks and corporate social responsibility.

By Trevor Sutton
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Najib’s US Visit Sends a Troubling Message on Rule of LawThe DiplomatSeptember 13, 2017
U.S.-Indonesia and U.S.-Malaysia Relations in the Trump EraCenter for American ProgressJune 5, 2017
Why Taiwan’s Gay Marriage Ruling MattersThe DiplomatJune 1, 2017
The Conscientious Consumer’s Guide to Fighting Seafood SlaveryCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2017
Preserving International Justice in the Age of Donald TrumpCenter for American ProgressJanuary 23, 2017
Diversifying and Strengthening Our National Security WorkforceCenter for American ProgressJanuary 10, 2017
Seafood SlaveryCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2016
Violence and PeaceCenter for American ProgressOctober 24, 2016
UNCLOS Won’t Help America in the South China SeaThe National InterestAugust 3, 2016
Building Accountability From the Inside OutCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2016
The Real Scandal Behind the Panama PapersCenter for American ProgressMay 10, 2016
Let the Sunshine InCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2016
Confronting the Terror Finance Challenge in Today’s Middle EastCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2015
How to Halt the Afghan Drug Trade: Follow the MoneyNewsweekMarch 22, 2015
Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan: It’s Now or NeverCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2015
To Stem the Flow of Illicit Drugs from Afghanistan, Follow the MoneyCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2015
A Pivotal Year for Malaysia on the Global StageCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2015