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Ivan Eland
Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty
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Ivan R. Eland is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of the Independent Institute's Center on Peace & Liberty. 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 War and the Rogue Presidency: Restoring the Republic after Congressional Failure, Eleven Presidents: Promises vs. Results in Achieving Limited Government 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.

War and the Rogue Presidency 2019
Eleven Presidents 2017
Recarving Rushmore 2014
No War for Oil 2011
Partitioning for Peace 2009
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Inflation Revs, Ukraine Turns, Taiwan Fears, Homelessness Grows | Independent Outlook 40 June 15, 2022
SCOTUS Roe Ruling Leaks, Biden’s Unconstitutional Disinformation Board | Independent Outlook 37 May 4, 2022
Ivan Eland: The Impact of War on the Presidency September 10, 2019
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Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency appears on WTIC radio in Hartford, CT February 24, 2022
“Biden’s Prospective Cabinet” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on the Lars Larson radio show November 24, 2020
“Executive Orders—Past and Present” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM radio August 11, 2020
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Whither America: A Foreign Policy Debate Among Realists, Nationalists and Internationalists 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
Book Review: America’s Rise and Fall among Nations: Lessons in Statecraft from John Quincy Adams Summer 2022
“Independent Internationalism” and the Military Forces Needed for It Fall 2016
Book Review: Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty Fall 2015
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Commentary Articles
Flashpoints of Potential Escalation in the Ukraine War July 28, 2022
Supreme Court Usefully Points Out Erosion of Founders’ Vision of the Constitution July 20, 2022
Should the United States Treat Taiwan Differently Than Ukraine? May 31, 2022
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Beacon Blog Posts
U.S. Withdrawal Agreement from Afghanistan: Progress but Less than Meets the Eye March 19, 2020
Turmoil at the NATO Summit Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Trump December 12, 2019
Congress Should Nix Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates July 3, 2019
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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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