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About Anatol Lieven
Anatol Lieven is a professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. A new, updated edition of America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism, was republished in September 2012 by Oxford University Press.
Articles by Anatol Lieven
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A suspicion of the United States in Pakistan outweighs opposition to the Taliban. Understand this and much else becomes clear, says Anatol Lieven.
(This article was first published on 6 May 2009)
Should the United States open talks with Iran to help ease its crisis over Iraq? As the prospect of Washington-Tehran dialogue moves up the political agenda, Anatol Lieven takes issue with the view of the former crown prince of Iran, Reza Pahlavi.
An agreed, just settlement of the core conflict between Israel and the Palestinians not punitive Israeli expeditions is the only way to peace in the middle east, says Anatol Lieven.
We must keep firmly in mind that democracies can fail. The barriers to democratic progress in the world today are far deeper than Anthony Barnett & Isabel Hilton allow, while Roger Scrutons depiction of the west and the rest is equally flawed, argues Anatol Lieven.
George W Bushs language of freedom is not benevolent idealism but ideological weapon, says Anatol Lieven.
Anatol Lieven responds to Emanuele Ottolenghis fierce criticism of him in openDemocracy.
The alliance between the United States and Israel has become a fusion of regressive nationalisms that carries great dangers for both states and for the world, says Anatol Lieven in an edited extract from the Israel chapter of his book, America Right or Wrong.
The Bush administration responded to 9/11 by exploiting a force deeply rooted in United States thinking and behaviour: American nationalism. This force, says Anatol Lieven in an extract from his new book America Right or wrong, is now deforming the countrys relationship with the world and damaging America itself.
Britain is cultivating a wilful amnesia about the fall-out from empire and war, in supporting American calls for democracy throughout the Arab world. Applied to the Middle East, could anything be more dangerous?