Anatol Lieven

United Kingdom

Professor, Georgetown University in Qatar 

Anatol Lieven is a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. His main research focus at present is the development and nature of nationalism in the contemporary world. His next book will be a debate on the question of migration to Europe. His most recent books are Pakistan: A Hard Country (2011); America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism (second edition 2012); and Ethical Realism: A Vision for America’s Role in the World (with John Hulsman, 2007).

He has written extensively for the media on issues of contemporary international politics. He worked as a British journalist in South Asia  and the former Soviet Union (1985–1998). He worked at think tanks in Washington DC (2000–2007), and as a professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London (2007–2014).

Materials

Afghanistan Disaster Over the Years
17.04.2018
In Afghanistan, the USA is now committed to a holding operation with no easily imaginable end in sight, either through peace or victory. The promises of the Trump administration and the Pentagon that

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The Era of American Stasis
26.01.2018
The ancient Greeks coined the political term Stasis, implying a combination of an insoluble stand-off between opposing forces, political crisis, and state paralysis. We are now deep in the era of

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Capitalism and Inequality. Was Marx Right After All?
17.10.2017
Today a situation is developing in the West that is much closer to Marx's predictions, though he could not predict the specific reasons.

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The US Military and Continuity in US Foreign and Security Policy
15.09.2017
Today, not only the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Adviser but the White House Chief of Staff as well are all generals or ex-generals who reflect absolutely the consensus of the US

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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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