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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

 

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 ·


Ukraine Has Won the War—Now Is the Time for Diplomacy

It is no exaggeration to say that through his own hubris, Putin has created a united Ukrainian nation. Not quite what he was aiming for.

Anatol Lieven ·


How the US Congress Should Respond to What Zelensky Asks For

Don't repeat the shameful history of Georgia in 2008, where Washington made quasi-promises of military aid it had no intention of fulfilling.

Anatol Lieven ·


Why Biden Is Exactly Right to Reject a 'No-Fly Zone' for Ukraine

Shooting down Russian planes and bombing Russian anti-aircraft sites would greatly increase the risks of escalation, up to and including a nuclear confrontation.

Anatol Lieven ·

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