Anatol Lieven

United Kingdom

Professor, director of Research on Terrorism and International Relations at King’s College, London, senior fellow of the New America Foundation Fund, Washington.

Selected publications: Author of several books devoted to the former Soviet Union, including “Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power”(1998), “Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry”(1999), “Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism” (2004), and “Ethical Realism: A Vision for America's Role in the World”(2006) (co-author).

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Qatar and the Saudi Boycott
05.07.2017
Qatar has called the list of demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies “unrealistic and not actionable”, meaning that the boycott will continue and probably intensify. Anatol Lieven, Professor at

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Hindu Nationalism: A Reality Check for Liberalism and Globalisation
23.05.2017
The election victories of Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party (the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP) and its allies in India are in some respects the greatest moral and intellectual blow that

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Afghanistan: No Way Forward
18.05.2017
The Afghan state and army are incapable of defeating the Taliban and are in fact incapable of surviving without a significant continued US military presence. Pentagon would like to avoid another

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A Poisonous Giant Russian Squid Ate Trump’s Brain!
07.04.2017
Whipping up fear of Russia allows elites in both the USA and Europe to continue to structure their institutions and strategies around an adversary that is familiar, comfortable and fundamentally safe.

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In Painful Brexit, Scotland Would Still Lose From Leaving UK to Join EU
30.03.2017
While the European Union will take measures to punish the UK for leaving amid a rising wave of populism, Scotland has little to gain from leaving the UK to join the EU, and such an effort may put

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Strategic Restraint in the Indian Ocean
02.03.2017
Particularly dangerous is the growing US security relationship with India, and that of China with Pakistan. An US-Indian naval challenge to China in the South China Sea would mark a radically new

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Mobilising Nationalism to Combat Climate Change
01.02.2017
Conventional thinking has it that nationalism is a great obstacle to action against human-generated climate change; and up to now this has indeed often been the case. In future, however, nationalism

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The West Should Become the North, with Russia as an Essential Part
15.12.2016
The “West” as we have known it is dying before our eyes. The liberal institutional, economic and intellectual carapace which (under both “right-wing” and “left-wing” governments) has enclosed

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Trump’s Foreign Policy: What May It Mean for Russia, Germany and the World?
15.11.2016
The Trump administration provides a magnificent opportunity for Moscow to revive – hopefully with Washington’s support – Prime Minister Medvedev’s idea of a European Security Council and architecture

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West-Russia Struggle over Ukraine: No-Win Situation
20.10.2016
Given that neither the West nor Russia have anything of value left to win in Ukraine, rationality suggests that they should come to a reasonable agreement between themselves and then impose it on

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Brexit: British Isolationism or Heading for the Exit Early to Avoid the Queue?
29.08.2016
A collapse of the EU in its existing form would not lead to the apocalyptic scenarios of economic catastrophe and a return to European wars that the «Remain» camp and its European backers liked to

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Terrorism Continues to Shape the Global Agenda
25.07.2016
During the past week, a series of terrorist incidents took place in Germany amid security concerns caused by the massive influx of refugees from Syria and other countries of the broader Middle

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