David Eisler

The Fear of Looking Weak in International Politics

“I know we oughtn’t to be there, but I can’t get out,” the president said to a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. While he feared entangling the United States more deeply in an...

Afghanistan’s Opium Economy: Incentives, Insurgency, and International Demand

Introduction April is the cruelest month. Beautifully colored poppy fields spring up across southern Afghanistan, heralding the start of the harvest season and hope for thousands of farmers and...