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 Ivan Eland

Ivan Eland

is the author of The Efficiency of Economic Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool and

Putting Defense Back into U.S. Defense Policy
. He writes a weekly column "The Empire Has No Clothes" on
and has served as principal defense analyst for the

Congressional Budget Office
, director of Defense Policy Studies at the

Cato Institute
, and investigator for the

House of Foreign Affairs Committee
. His writings have appeared in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Newsday. He has appeared on ABC, BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS.


Ivan Eland

is a senior fellow and director of the

Center on Peace & Liberty
at The Independent Institute and an outspoken critic of the Bush administration's war on terrorism. Dr. Eland recently issued a report card for administration and gave it an F "for failing to achieve its stated goals in its 'war on terrorism.'" He agreed to sit down with Enter Stage Right to discuss why believes the war is failing and what the administration should be doing.

Ivan Eland

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Any analysis of Herbert Hoover's presidency is naturally overwhelmed by his failures in combating the Great Depression. And it's true that Hoover's policies may have turned a mundane cyclical economic downturn into the worst economic catastrophe in American history. However, when evaluated against ...
Ivan Eland is senior fellow at and director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute, and author of the new book Eleven Presidents: Promises vs. Results in Achieving Limited Government. His forthcoming book is War and the Presidency: Saving the Republic from Congressional Failure.

Since he took power in China in 2013, Xi Jinping has been using an anti-corruption campaign to get rid of political rivals, infusing the ruling Politburo with his cronies, smashing dissent, and sinking the tentacles of the state further into the Chinese economy. He has now culminated the transition from ...
Ivan Eland, a defense analyst who spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues and for NATO and the CIA, told Arab News that Haspel was “unsuitable” for the role of CIA chief and warned that her appointment could mark a return to the “lawlessness of the Bush administration.” He said ...
Mark Carman jumped in studio for Steve Grzanich today to kick off the week and shared the conversation between Steve and Bonnie Siegler (Founder of design firm Eight and a Half, & Author of “Dear Client: This Book Will Teach You How To Get What You Want from Creative People“). Ivan Eland (Sr.

RT America's Ed Schultz is joined by senior fellow at the Independent Institute Ivan Eland to discuss the latest on geopolitical conflicts unfolding in Syria, after government forces entered Afrin on Tuesday to fend off the Turkish military. Public debate expanding on gun violence in America. The gun debate is ...
By Ivan Eland, opinion contributor — 02/20/18 09:45 AM EST. The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. 99. Assessing Trump's impeachment odds through a historic lens. © Getty Images. Around Presidents' Day, people usually start comparing the current president with past holders of ...

By Ivan Eland | Posted: Mon. January 8, 2018, 12:47pm PTAlso published in Huffington Post on Wed. January 3, 2018. Shares. For all his revolutionary talk on the campaign trail, Donald Trump, as presidents have before him, has been co-opted by the U.S. foreign policy establishment to run pretty much the same national ...
As is painfully obvious, Donald Trump, known as the “king of debt” during his business career, is no small- government Republican. Yet because no recent Republican president has cut federal spending as a portion of U.S. economic output (GDP) and congressional Republicans, despite their ubiquitous ...
Those who achieved success in limiting government, on the other hand, are usually not remembered for doing so. The disconnect between public perceptions and presidential performance is the focus of Eleven Presidents: Promises vs. Results in Achieving Limited Government, the new book by Ivan Eland ...
Ever since the American Declaration of Independence in 1776 popularized the notion that citizens should determine their own governments and that those governments should serve the people and not repress the same to prop up kings or dictators, aspirations of “self-determination” have flourished, ...
Ivan Eland is a senior fellow and director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute. The views expressed are his own. (CNN) What's the White House's next move when it comes to Syria? Let's hope nothing. President Donald Trump's salvo of cruise missiles against a military airfield in ...
Although the media trashed Donald Trump's inaugural address as radical and scary to the United States and the world, his views on American security policy nevertheless may be closest to that of the nation's founders than those of any U.S. president since the early 1800s. In his speech, the new president pledged that, “We ...
Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute. His most recent book is Eleven Presidents: Promises vs. Results in Achieving Limited Government (Independent Institute, 2017). Dr. Eland is a graduate of Iowa State University and received an M.B.A. in applied ...
By Ivan Eland | Posted: Mon. February 26, 2018, 3:56pm PTAlso published in Tribune News Service on Thu. February 22, 2018. Shares. A move may be afoot for Vice President Mike Pence to meet with a high-level delegation from North Korea during his trip to South Korea for the Olympics. If the meeting happens, it is ...


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