Russia Expert Anatol Lieven Joins Quincy Institute


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WASHINGTON, DC — Anatol Lieven, professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, is joining the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft as the senior research fellow on Russia and Europe, the transpartisan think tank announced today.

In his capacity as senior research fellow, Lieven will produce original analysis, including research papers, policy briefs, and op-eds, on U.S. policy toward Europe and Russia, especially as it pertains to security and military affairs. Through engagement with the policy, advocacy, legislative, and media communities, he will promote a U.S. approach to Russia and Europe that is consistent with the Quincy Institute’s principles of military restraint and diplomatic engagement.

“I am honored to be joining the Quincy Institute, and look forward to using my platform to advocate for a balanced, realistic, and principled set of policies towards Europe and Russia, which have been sorely lacking in recent years,” Lieven said.

Lieven has already begun this work through his writing in the Quincy Institute’s online publication Responsible Statecraft.

Lieven possesses many years of experience as a journalist, regional expert, and professor teaching on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, South Asian regional issues, and insurgency and security policy at Georgetown and at King’s College London. Between 1985 and 1998, Lieven worked as a journalist in South Asia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe. 

Lieven’s s books on Russia and the states of the former USSR include “The Baltic Revolutions: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence” and “Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry.” His most recent book, “Climate Change and the Nation State,” is to appear in an updated paperback edition in Fall 2021.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Anatol,” said Stephen Wertheim, Director of the Quincy Institute’s Grand Strategy program. “He has long been one of the most incisive and compelling analysts of the foreign relations of the United States, Russia, Europe, South Asia, and beyond. We are fortunate to benefit from his extraordinary breadth of expertise in our Grand Strategy program.”

You can find a catalogue of Lieven’s work, including his articles, essays, book summaries and speaking engagements, on his personal website.