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Ivan Eland on ISIS in Iraq
Posted: Mon. June 30, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of Partitioning for Peace appeared on Canada's CTV to talk about recent events in Iraq, where Iraqi forces have gone on the offensive against ISIS militants. Eland gives his perspective on Iraq's history and how his idea of partitioning of Iraq is still an outcome that would bring relative peace in Iraq.

Recorded: Sat. June 28, 2014
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

Halbrook on Operation Freedom Radio with Dr. Dave Janda
Posted: Mon. June 30, 2014

Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of author of Gun Control in the Third Reich appeared on the Operation Freedom radio show with Dr. Dave Janda. Halbrook speaks about his latest book and how the Second Amendment prevents events that occurred in Germany before World War II, where gun control and registration laws enabled the Nazi party to consolidate power and disarm Jews and other so-called enemies of the state.

Recorded: Sun. June 29, 2014
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Gun Control, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics

Eland on CrossTalk: Ukrainian Truce?
Posted: Fri. June 20, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on RT television’s “CrossTalk” program, discussing the recent developments in Ukraine. With a new president, will Ukraine now fall under the influence of the west?

Recorded: Fri. June 20, 2014
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, History (International), Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

Ivan Eland on the Future of Ukraine
Posted: Fri. June 20, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on CCTV to talk about the future of Ukraine. As Kiev residents attack the Russian Embassy, the future of Ukraine is uncertain.

Recorded: Sun. June 15, 2014
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy

William J. Watkins, Jr. on Patent Trolls
Posted: Fri. June 20, 2014

Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. appeared on XMSatellite radio’s “Innovation Navigation” show to talk about his new book Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation. The cost of patent trolls is staggering, both in terms of lost work and in court costs and attorney fees. The outmoded patent system in the US is discussed, including proposals for reforming the patent system.

Recorded: Wed. June 18, 2014
Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Radio
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Litigation, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology

New MyGovCost App Demo!
Posted: Thu. June 19, 2014

How much Washington’s spending is costing YOU? Enter your age, income, and education level and the calculator shows exactly what you’re paying for national defense, welfare, education, national debt, and more even federal programs, as well as the entire federal budget. Along with the calculator, the free MyGovCost iPhone and iPad mobile application contains blogs, Op-Eds, videos, and news from The Independent Institute and MyGovCost.org.

Recorded: Fri. June 13, 2014
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Labor and Employment

Ivan Eland on Nigerian School Girls’ Rescue
Posted: Wed. June 11, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on WHDT TV to discuss the Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist organization Boko Haram.

Recorded: Thu. June 5, 2014
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, History (International)

John Goodman Speaks on Obamacare at Heritage Foundation
Posted: Wed. June 11, 2014

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, speaks on the Affordable Care Act during a presentation at the Heritage Foundation.

Recorded: Tue. July 24, 2012
Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection