Anatol Lieven is a professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar, visiting professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. His recent book, Pakistan: A Hard Country, was published in April 2011 by Penguin and was selected by the Daily Telegraph as one of the ‘2011 Books of Year’. A new edition of America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism, was published in 2012.
Lieven spent most of his career as a British journalist in South Asia and the former Soviet Union, and is author of several books on the latter region, including Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power? (Yale University Press 1998) and Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry (USIP, 1999); and The Baltic Revolution: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence (Yale University Press 1993).
He has a BA in history and a PhD in political science from the University of Cambridge. In 1998-2000, Lieven edited Strategic Comments at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. From 2000-2005, he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.