Ivan Eland

Ivan Eland

Ivan Eland is an American defense analyst and author. He is currently a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute. Eland's writings generally propose libertarian and anti-intervertionist policies.

Eland received holds an MBA in applied economics and a Ph.D. in national security policy from George Washington University. He has previously served as director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, as principal defense analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, as an investigator for federal General Accounting Office, dealing with national security and intelligence, and as an investigator on a special investigation by the House Foreign Affairs Committee concerning allegations that the U.S. sold weapons to Iraq prior to 1991. He has testified before the House Government Reform Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Ivan Eland is the author of the books "Putting "Defense" Back into U.S. Defense Policy" (2001) and "The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed" (2004). He has also written essays including forty-five in-depth studies on national security issues [http://www.independent.org/aboutus/person_detail.asp?id=487] and numerous popular articles. He addressed the subjects of American foreign, defense, and intelligence policies, military readiness and threat analysis, Sino-American relations, the Taiwan issue, terrorism and its effects on civil liberties, the lessons of the Vietnam War, WMD proliferation, National Missile Defense, the National Security Agency, the ABM Treaty, submarines, special operations forces, NATO expansion, and U.S. policy towards Iraq and Iran. Eland opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. [http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=1323]

Eland is the assistant editor of the "Independent Review", writes a regular column for the website Antiwar.com, and also contributes frequently at [http://www.consortiumnews.com Consortium News] Robert Parry's website of investigative journalism.

External links

* [http://www.independent.org/aboutus/person_detail.asp?id=487 Bio] from the Independent Institute
* [http://www.cato.org/people/eland.html Bio] from the Cato Institute
* [http://antiwar.com/eland/ The Empire Has No Clothes] , Eland's column at Antiwar.com

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