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Ivan Eland
Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Peace and Liberty
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Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute. Dr. Eland is a graduate of Iowa State University and received an M.B.A. in applied economics and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Washington University. He has been Director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and he spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He also has served as Evaluator-in-Charge (national security and intelligence) for the U.S. General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office), and has testified on the military and financial aspects of NATO expansion before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on CIA oversight before the House Government Reform Committee, and on the creation of the Department of Homeland Security before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Eland is the author of Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq, Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty, The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed and Putting “Defense” Back into U.S. Defense Policy, as well as The Efficacy of Economic Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool. He is a contributor to numerous volumes and the author of 45 in-depth studies on national security issues.

His articles have appeared in American Prospect, Arms Control Today, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Emory Law Journal, The Independent Review, Issues in Science and Technology (National Academy of Sciences), Mediterranean Quarterly, Middle East and International Review, Middle East Policy, Nexus, Chronicle of Higher Education, American Conservative, International Journal of World Peace, and Northwestern Journal of International Affairs. Dr. Eland's popular writings have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Miami Herald, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Newsday, Sacramento Bee, Orange County Register, Washington Times, Providence Journal, The Hill, and Defense News. He has appeared on ABC's World News Tonight,  NPR's Talk of the Nation,  PBS, Fox News Channel, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, CNN Crossfire,  CNN-fn, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC), Canadian TV (CTV), Radio Free Europe, Voice of America, BBC, and other local, national, and international TV and radio programs.

Books
Eleven Presidents 2017
Recarving Rushmore (Updated Edition) 2014
No War for Oil 2011
Partitioning for Peace 2009
The Empire Has No Clothes (Updated Edition) 2008
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Video
Trump's Afghanistan Strategy: Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland Appears on Fox Business Network August 22, 2017
Ivan Eland on U.S. Policy Toward NATO and Russia July 30, 2016
Interview with Ivan Eland on Saudi-Iran Tensions January 4, 2016
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Audio
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland Appears on SiriusXM's Patriot Tonight Show to Discuss President Trump's First Overseas Trip May 22, 2017
Senior Fellow Ivan Eland on BBC Radio About President-Elect Trump's Economic Cabinet Appointments December 1, 2016
Obama’s Historic Visit To Cuba is the Right Policy March 23, 2016
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Events
Whither America May 6, 2014
Can the U.S. Withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq? December 9, 2009
What President Obama Should Learn from His Predecessors April 7, 2009
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Independent Review Articles
“Independent Internationalism” and the Military Forces Needed for It Fall 2016
Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty Fall 2015
Warfare State to Welfare State: Conflict Causes Government to Expand at Home Fall 2013
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Commentary
Afghanistan: The Only Good Strategy Is an Expiring One September 6, 2017
Congress Needs to Assert the War Power Against a Dangerous President August 20, 2017
We Have Lost the War in Afghanistan. We Should Get Out Now August 14, 2017
Too Important for Trump’s Generals August 4, 2017
Despite the Pall of Scandal, Some Incremental Progress during the Trump Administration July 27, 2017
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Beacon Blog Posts
Debate: Hillary Clinton's Judgment, as Secretary of State October 14, 2015
Why Americans Should Celebrate President John Tyler February 16, 2015
New Insights into Iraq June 20, 2014
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Working Paper
Is Future Conflict with China Unavoidable? January 19, 2006
Policy Reports
Is Future Conflict with China Avoidable? January 20, 2006
The Way Out of Iraq January 14, 2005



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