As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Independent Institute urges everyone to respectfully reflect on this horrific tragedy and its aftermath, and in the process take note of leading defense and foreign policy analysts who have consistently responded to the tragedy with practical and principled perspectives amidst the confused and misguided measures coming from Washington. Within days of the attacks, the Institute uniquely issued the prophetic “Statement on the Terrorist Attacks,” and this analysis has never wavered since.

Senior Fellow and author Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow Charles V. Peña, and Research Editor Anthony Gregory continue to provide expert analysis that has withstood a decade of political and emotional gyrations and gigantic expansions of government power and spending.

To schedule an interview with these critical policy analysts on this timely topic, contact Communications Director Lindsay Boyd by phone at 510-632-1366 (ext. 116) or 202.725.7722 or email her here.

Ivan Eland
Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty, The Independent Institute

“Ominous Harbinger of the Future” (10/8/01)
“Turn the War on Terrorism Into a War by Proxy” (1/23/02)
“Military Increase Will Delay Reforms” (5/5/02)
“National Security Policy Turned on Its Head” (11/6/02)

Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute. His books include Putting "Defense" Back into U.S. Defense Policy: Rethinking U.S. Security in the Post-Cold War World, The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed, Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq, and the forthcoming No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East. 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.

Charles V. Peña
Senior Fellow at the Center of Peace and Liberty, The Independent Institute

“A Bigger Military Is not the Solution to Terrorism” (9/20/01)
“America’s Strange Bedfellows in the War on Terrorism” (10/11/01)
“Are We Safer?” (9/13/06)
“How Has 9/11 Changed Us?” (9/22/08)

Charles V. Peña is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute as well as a senior fellow with the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, and an adviser on the Straus Military Reform Project. Mr. Peña has been senior fellow with the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute and Foreign Policy Advisor for the 2008 Ron Paul Presidential Campaign. He is the author of the book, Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism.

Anthony Gregory
Research Editor at the Center of Peace and Liberty, The Independent Institute

“Unbelievable Reasons for War” (2/28/03)
“Suspected Terrorists Deserve Due Process” (9/15/05)
“FBI, Please Protect Us from Terrorists and the ACLU” (8/18/05)

Anthony Gregory is Research Editor at the Independent Institute and is currently completing a book on individual liberty and the writ of habeas corpus. He has written hundreds of articles that have appeared in such publications as the Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, San Diego Union-Tribune, Washington Times, Huffington Post, American Comservative and many more. He recently authored the influential Independent Policy Report, What Price War? Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Costs of Conflict.

We also suggest that you consider these topical related commentaries as well:

“Let Privateers Troll for Bin Laden” (9/30/01) by Larry J. Sechrest
“Defending Yourself Against Terror” (10/10/01) by Wendy McElroy
“Combating Terrorism and the Lessons of 1798” (12/6/01) by William J. Watkins Jr.
“The Cultural Undertow of Muslim Economic Rage” (12/12/01) by Timur Kuran
“The Return of Activist Government” (5/1/02) by Joseph R. Stromberg
“Wartime Curbs on Liberty Are Costless? It Just Ain’t So!” (3/1/02) by Robert Higgs

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to potentially connecting you with our experts!

Stephanie Freedman
Publicity Coordinator
The Independent Institute
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