Anatol Lieven

Professor, War Studies Department at King’s College London

Anatol Lieven is a professor in the War Studies Department at King’s College London. He is also a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. In September 2014 he is taking up a professorship at Georgetown University in Doha, Qatar.

Mr. Lieven’s areas of expertise include U.S. strategy and political culture, Islamist terrorism and insurgency, contemporary warfare, the countries of the former Soviet Union and the greater Middle East (especially Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran).

His latest book, “Pakistan: A Hard Country,” was published in 2011-12 by Penguin in the UK, Public Affairs in the United States, and Oxford University Press in Pakistan. It is based on his time as a journalist in Pakistan in the late 1980s and extensive research on the ground in recent years.

From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Lieven worked as a British journalist in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe for The Times and the Financial Times. He is the author of several books on Russia and its neighbours, including “Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry” (1999).

From 2000 to 2007, he worked at think tanks in Washington, DC, and studied U.S. foreign and domestic policies in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. His book “America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism” appeared in 2004, and an updated paperback edition was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.

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