Erik Leaver

Author Bio

Erik Leaver

Erik is the communications manager at IPS. Previously he served as a research fellow with the peace and security program and with the Foreign Policy In Focus project.

Erik holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He worked with the Interhemispheric Resource Center in New Mexico on Foreign Policy In Focus before moving to Washington to continue his work at IPS in April 1999.

You can follow him on twitter at: erikleaver and on Netvibes at: http://www.netvibes.com/erikleaver

Content by this author

Engaging Syria: We’d Be Crazy Not To

Some suggest we'd be crazy to negotiate with people like Ahmadinejad and Assad. But with the specter of WWW III on the horizon, we'd be crazy not to.

The Costs of War for Oil

We have to decide, as a nation, whether our need for Middle Eastern oil is more important to our future than our conduct as a moral and ethical people.

Globalization: What Is To Be Done?

The race for the presidency has crystallized the debate about what to do about "globalization," a short-hand way of describing the increasing tendency of firms to locate production abroad, often for the purpose of exporting goods back to the United States rather than producing for the local market.

Burning the Ships? Iran and the United States

America is forcing Iran into a corner, from which it is only likely to emerge armed with a nuclear warhead -- turning what is considered by many a nightmare scenario into a reality.

The U.S., India and the Elusive 123 Deal

If passed in its current form, the U.S.-India agreement will act as a catalyst for pumping nuclear fuel and technology into a region perceived by some U.S. leaders as a "nuclear tinder box".