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

Trevor Sutton is a senior fellow for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. Previously, Sutton worked at the U.N. Development Programme and International Organization for Migration, where he advised on anti-corruption issues. He also served as a presidential management fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense 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 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 is a senior adviser for foreign policy at Human Rights First.

By Trevor Sutton
Creating a Domestic U.S. Supply Chain for Clean Energy TechnologyCenter for American ProgressOctober 4, 2021
What Tokyo and Seoul must do to meet their coal pledgesJapan TimesAugust 1, 2021
Great Power Competition Is Not EnoughForeign PolicyMarch 22, 2021
Turning the Tide on Dirty MoneyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 26, 2021
The Treasury Department Should Lead the Fight Against Corruption and KleptocracyCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2020
Adieu to Laissez-Faire TradeDemocracyOctober 21, 2020
The Meaning of the FinCEN FilesOffshore InitiativeOctober 8, 2020
WTO Reform Must Start at the TopCenter for American ProgressJuly 29, 2020
Getting Ahead of the Curve: Why the United States Needs To Plan for the Coronavirus in the AmericasCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2020
Don’t Let the U.S. Response to the Coronavirus Crisis Do More Damage to DemocracyCenter for American ProgressApril 6, 2020
Lessons for the United States From International Economic Responses to the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2020
The Anomaly of Taiwanese DemocracyThe Washington MonthlyMarch 11, 2020
Taking the High GroundCenter for American ProgressOctober 23, 2019
Donald Trump’s Gift to KleptocratsCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2019
Trump pushes failed Latin America policy now reflected in GuatemalaThe HillSeptember 5, 2019
The Real Roots of the Border CrisisCenter for American ProgressJuly 16, 2019
Getting Migration in the Americas RightCenter for American ProgressJune 24, 2019
The Rise of Far-Right Populism Threatens Global Democracy and SecurityCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2018
Why Nikki Haley Had the Right Message on Corruption—But was the Wrong MessengerThe National InterestSeptember 25, 2018
Securing a Democratic WorldCenter for American ProgressSeptember 5, 2018
Asia Doesn’t Need Another CrisisCenter for American ProgressJanuary 24, 2018
Making Reform a Priority for Taiwan’s Fishing FleetCenter for American ProgressJanuary 8, 2018
Can You Separate the Fight Against Corruption from Democracy?The National InterestNovember 26, 2017
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