About the Author
Robert S. Leiken is a research associate at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. From 1983 to 1986, he was senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the editor of Central America: Anatomy of Conflict (1984) and The Central American Crisis Reader (1987). Mr. Leiken’s articles have appeared in such publications as The New Republic and the New York Review of Books. He is currently writing a book about Central America and the American intelligentsia.