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Anatol Lieven

Lieven at Chatham House in 2012

Peter Paul Anatol Lieven (28 June 1960) is a British author, Orwell Prize-winning journalist, and policy analyst. He is a Senior Researcher (Bernard L. Schwartz fellow and American Strategy Program fellow) at the New America Foundation, where he focuses on US global strategy and the War on Terrorism, Associated Scholar of the Transnational Crisis Project, Chair of International Relations and Terrorism Studies at King's College London.

Between 2000 and 2005, he was a Senior Associate for Foreign and Security policy at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previously a journalist with the Financial Times covering Central Europe, with The Times (London) covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, the former Soviet Union, and Russia (including the First Chechen War), and wrote from India as a freelancer. He has also served as an editor at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, where he worked for the Eastern Services of the BBC. He received a B.A. in history and a doctorate in political science from Jesus College, Cambridge.



Anatol Lieven is the third and youngest son and fourth child (of five children) of Alexander Lieven (of the Baltic German princely family, tracing ancestry to Liv chieftain Kaupo) by his first wife, Irishwoman, Veronica Monaghan (d. 1979).[1] He is the younger brother of academics Dominic Lieven and Elena Lieven, and distantly related to the Christopher Lieven (1774–1839), Ambassador to the Court of St James 1812–1834, whose wife was Dorothea von Benckendorff, later Princess Lieven (1785–1857), a notable society hostess. He is also the older brother of QC Nathalie Lieven.


Books by Anatol Lieven

  • Pakistan: A Hard Country (2011); as a Penguin pocketbook (2012)
  • Ethical Realism (2006) with John Hulsman
  • America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism (2004)
  • Ukraine and Russia: Fraternal Rivals (1999)
  • Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power (1998)
  • The Baltic Revolution: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence (1993) – winner of the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing and the Yale University Press Governors’ Award.

Articles by Anatol Lieven

  • Book TV (C-SPAN) interview of Ralph Peters
  • New America Foundation
  • Financial Times
  • International Herald Tribune
  • London Review of Books
  • Le Monde Diplomatique
  • The Guardian
  • Atlantic Monthly
  • The Nation
  • The New Statesman
  • Foreign Affairs
  • American Prospect

See also


  1. ^ Paul Theroff. Family genealogy. Retrieved 29 November 2008.

External links

Official Bios

  • Georgetown University (SFS Qatar)
  • King's College
  • New America Foundation
  • AP Watt
  • Random House
  • Oxford University Press
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Appearances on C-SPAN

Interviews with Anatol Lieven

  • 2011.05.28 Interview with Anatol Lieven about "Pakistan: A Hard Country" in
  • National Public Radio interviews
  • BBC online interviews
  • Chicago Public Radio interviews
  • 2006.03.06 Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria (PBS, TV episode 209)
  • 2005.09.25 Instituto Portugês de Relações Internacionais
  • 2005.01.04 On Point (WBUR radio)
  • 2004.12.01 Asia Source
  • 2004.05.06 Conversations with History (Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley)
  • 2003.09.08 CNN
  • 2003.07.18 BBC
  • 2002.05.31 USA Today
  • 2000.03.23 CNN
  • undated City Paper of Baltic States
  • Video discussion/debate with Lieven and Anne-Marie Slaughter on

Specific Articles by Anatol Lieven

  • 2008.10.01 "Heeding the lessons of another war with Maleeha Lodhi in International Herald Tribune
  • 2007.03.26 "To Russia with Realism in The American Conservative
  • 2007.03.17 "Eliot Cohen and Democratic Responsibility in The National Interest
  • 2007.03.08 "Pakistan is the Priority" in The International Herald Tribune
  • 2006.12.28 "The End of the West As We Know It" in The International Herald Tribune
  • 2006.07.23 "Bush's Middle East Democracy Flop in The Los Angeles Times
  • 2006.04.12 "How to Get Out of the Iran Trap" in The Washington Post
  • 2006.03.19 "Why Are We Reheating the Cold War?" in The Los Angeles Times
  • 2006.03.xx "A Long Voyage: As in India, the maintenance of social peace requires strict controls on free expression" in Prospect (UK)
  • 2006.02.13 "Limits of Propaganda" in The Los Angeles Times
  • 2003.07.19 "The Empire Strikes Back in The Nation
  • 2002.10.03 "The Push for War in The London Review of Books
  • Paul Theroff. Family genealogy
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