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.

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Iraq Policy Outlook 2009

Iraq remains a country occupied and at war. While violence has decreased and the government is stronger, fighting continues and the United States remains far too powerful in the country for it to be called independent and sovereign

Afghanistan Policy Outlook 2009

After eight years of war, what was all too commonly referred to as "the good war" has grabbed the attention of the public once more.

Obama: Listen to Iraqi Opinion

In discussing his plans for the Iraq War, Barack Obama seldom, if ever, mentions the Iraq people as supporting his proposed policy.

An Athlete at War

Boots on the Ground by Dusk stands as a blistering indictment of how the military and the Bush administration responded to the death of Pat Tillman, the nation's most famous soldier.

Clearing the Hurdles

The 2008 Beijing Olympics represents a golden opportunity for the brand-conscious sportswear industry to associate its products with the cherished Olympic brand.