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.

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ISI should stop supporting attacks on Indian targets in Afghanistan: Professor Anatol Lieven

Anatol Lieven, professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar, has written extensively on Islamist terrorism and Pa

Pakistan not on the brink but on a rethink

Anatol Lieven, author of Pakistan: A Hard Country, said Pakistan now has a new attitude towards domestic militancy but fear of India has not

BJP assertiveness could lose India important opportunities: Anatol Lieven

Under Obama, the US has certainly pulled back considerably from the megalomaniac policies of the Bush administration. This reflects a profou

Pakistani Taliban threatens further violence following Peshawar school killings

The popular groundswell to suppress the Taliban may not endure, said Anatol Lieven, the author of "Pakistan: A Hard Country", in a phone int


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"Ethical Realism" is passionately argued...It reminds us that we once knew how to confront an adversary without sacrificing ourselves.