Anatol Lieven

Senior Research Fellow, International Security Program

Anatol Lieven, a former senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, previously covered Central Europe for The Financial Times; Pakistan, Afghanistan, the former Soviet Union, and Russia for The Times (London), and India as a freelance journalist. He was also an editor at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, where he also worked for the Eastern Services of the BBC. Mr. Lieven is the author of numerous books on foreign policy, including The Baltic Revolution: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence (Yale University Press, 1993), which won the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing and the Yale University Press Governors’ Award. His work on American political culture, America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism, was published by Oxford University Press in 2004. His latest book, Ethical Realism: A Vision for America’s Role in the World, coauthored with John Hulsman, was published by Pantheon in September 2006. He has also written for The Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The National Interest, The Christian Science Monitor, Prospect (U.K.), and The Nation, among other publications. Mr. Lieven holds a B.A. in history and a doctorate in political science from Jesus College, Cambridge.

As a Senior Research Fellow with New America, Mr. Lieven focuses on U.S. global strategy and the war on terror.

All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Power Struggle Seen Within Surging IS in Afghanistan

Anatol Lieven was quoted in an article by Voice of America about an IS affiliate


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
The Key to Crushing ISIS

Since the latest terrorist attacks in Paris, President Obama and a range of other Western leaders have agreed that ISIS must be crushed.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
US Has No Idea How to Fix Syria, Should Listen to Russia

The Western rhetoric of the need to promote peace in Syria is simply an empty talk under present circumstances in the region, Peter Paul Ana


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Floods: Biblical, political and bureaucratic

Global warming and its ruinous consequences can hardly be downplayed. Anatol Lieven in his sympathetic and well-researched book, Pakistan: A


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Seize Upon the Taliban Split

This split creates a real possibility for achieving that old, elusive dream: a compromise with “moderate” Taliban backed by the regional pow


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Taliban Attack on Kabul Hotel Kills 14

Four Indian nationals, two Pakistanis, an American, a Briton and an Italian are among the foreigners confirmed dead in the hours-long assaul


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Pakistan's Sharif Visits Afghanistan as Taliban Ramp Up Attacks

Professor Anatol Lieven, a senior fellow at Washington’s New America Foundation, said much depends on whether the Afghan unity government is


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
ILF: More news and views

Keeping alive the tradition of holding a number of sessions on politics, the ILF hosted the session ‘Full of Sound and Fury: Elections in Pa


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
‘Taliban can’t regain power in Afghanistan’

The session was moderated by the experienced journalist Nasim Zehra. The other panelists included Anatol Lieven author of ‘Pakistan: A Hard


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
CHANGING THE NARRATIVE

Anatol Lieven in his book, ‘Pakistan: A Hard Country’, attempts to make a convincing case of the troubled nation’s inner resilience. The aut


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Viewpoint: What West must do in Ukraine

The present ceasefire and the associated political process are not perfect, but they present the best chance so far of ending this conflict,


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Focus on Afghanistan, not Kashmir, India and Pakistan urged

"The Pakistani Taliban was more dangerous six years back. Since 2009, military offensives have pushed it back and there is a situation now w