Articles by Anatol Lieven
After the long stand-off against communism, victory seemed as total as it was sudden. But the west has since fractured and is now losing prestige and influence—does the reversal expose a moral...
Jared Diamond's Upheaval shows how in times of catastrophe nation states—just like individuals—need to rely on their ego-strength to survive
As the crisis surrounding Qatar worsens, Riyadh may soon show the region a terrible example of what happens to rulers who defy Saudi Arabia’s will
The future belongs to the nation-state
The country has endured terrorism and political crises. To flourish, it may have to throw its lot in with China. But Britain can help
The Asian country is right to send its army to fight against extremists—but it is only buying time
Forget Iraq or Afghanistan. British foreign policy must fix its own backyard first
McCain's hot temper and intense patriotism are part of his Scots-Irish heritage. Where might they lead him?
If President Musharraf is ousted, it will be another example of Pakistan's underlying stability