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Anatol Lieven

Anatol Lieven is a Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar, visiting professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. He is the author of ­
Pakistan: A Hard Country.
 Anatol spent the first part of his career as a journalist in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the former USSR.

Articles by this author

 

Putin Escalation Makes Diplomacy Measures More Urgent

With news of possible annexation and potential use of nuclear weapons, Washington must put on the brakes and press for talks.

Anatol Lieven ·


What's the Hope for Peace in Ukraine 6 Months After Russian Invasion?

The time for settlement is now—before tens of thousands more die and Ukraine has suffered still greater harm.

Anatol Lieven ·


Just How Much Bigger Is the US-NATO Military Force Than Russia's?

The Atlantic Alliance has called Moscow its 'most significant and direct threat,' but how do both sides' militaries actually compare?

Anatol Lieven ·


The Downside Risks of Sweden and Finland Joining NATO

The two Nordic nations do not need the protection, but it will be the nail in the coffin of European autonomy and any future relations with Russia.

Anatol Lieven ·


The Dangerous American Game of Helping Kill Russian Generals

The U.S. establishment need to ask themselves just one question: If the position were reversed, how would the United States react to a third country deliberately helping to kill U.S. commanders?

Anatol Lieven ·


Putin's Attack on Ukraine Is Hideous and Criminal—But That Doesn't Make Him Insane

Declaring someone irrational leads to a place in which no one wants to negotiate, because, no one wants to talk to crazy people.

Anatol Lieven ·


Potential US Proxy War in Ukraine Could Be Disastrous

If there is indeed a shift in strategy to another level of confrontation with Russia, we need to know what we're getting into.

Anatol Lieven ·


There's a Better Way to Serve Ukrainians Than Military Escalation

Our record for improving conditions with military intervention is, while well-intentioned, riddled by failure. There's a better way.

George Beebe ·

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