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Lieven, Anatol

Works: 78 works in 276 publications in 5 languages and 11,665 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: DK511.C37, 947.52
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Most widely held works by Anatol Lieven
The Baltic revolution : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the path to independence by Anatol Lieven( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concealed behind the Iron Curtain, and dominated by Soviet Russia for half a century, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have now emerged to the attention of the world as free and independent nations. As the new republics fight for political and economic viability, Anatol Lieven, the only western journalist permanently based in the Baltic during the struggle for independence, presents an intimate and engaging portrait of their history and culture, from their ancient origins to the present day. He explores the characteristics and personalities of the Baltic peoples, their religious and national differences, their relations with Russia and with the West, and their prospects for the future. The book opens with two highly entertaining chapters on the early history of the Baltic peoples, their conquest by the Christians, the evolution of the Lithuanian empire, the union with Poland, and the experience of the Baltic provinces under the Russian Empire. It then looks at the countries' first struggle for independence in 1918, the failure of democracy and the establishment of authoritarian regimes, and the Soviet annexation of the Baltic in 1940. Lieven draws a revealing portrait of the class structure of the Baltic states and the ethnic tensions that existed between the Germans, Jews, Poles and Russians who have lived there. Drawing on a wide range of sources in several languages, including interviews, newspaper accounts and his own observation, he describes and analyses the reawakening of cultural self-awareness during the late 1980s. The final section of the book examines the tumultuous years of nationalist struggle (1987-92), the constitutions of the new republics, and the results of their first free elections - in autumn 1992. Lieven comments provocatively on the fragile new order, the demolition of the Soviet economies, and the possibilities for democracy and Westernization, or for ethnic conflict and nationalist dictatorship. His sensitive, passionate and involved account provides a frank and searching exploration of the Baltic peoples and their destiny
Pakistan : a hard country by Anatol Lieven( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this profound and sophisticated analysis of Pakistan's history and its social, religious and political structures, Lieven argues strongly against U.S. actions that would risk destroying that state in the illusory search for victory in Afghanistan.--Source inconnue
America right or wrong : an anatomy of American nationalism by Anatol Lieven( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this critique of America's role in the world, Lieven argues that America's unique brand of nationalism, based on an almost religious belief in the universal value of our political system, imperils both our global leadership and our success in the war against terrorism." "America Right or Wrong directs a spotlight on the American political soul and on the curious mixture of chauvinism and idealism that drives America's actions around the globe."--Jacket
Chechnya : tombstone of Russian power by Anatol Lieven( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eyewitness account of the war and an analysis of Chechen tradition and the character of the Chechen nation
Ethical realism : a vision for America's role in the world by Anatol Lieven( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and German and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two senior political analysts--one on the right and one on the left--join forces to give an impassioned discussion of the problems with U.S. foreign policy and what can be done to solve them."--Jacket
Ukraine & Russia : a fraternal rivalry by Anatol Lieven( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's restless frontier : the Chechnya factor in post-Soviet Russia by A. V Malashenko( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conflict in Chechnya, going through its low- and high-intensity phases, has been doggedly accompanying Russia's development. In the last decade, the Chechen war was widely covered, both in Russia and in the West. While most books look at the causes of the war, explain its zigzag course, and condemn the brutalities and crimes associated with it, this book is different. Its focus lies beyond the Caucasus battlefield. In Russia's Restless Frontier, Dmitri Trenin and Aleksei Malashenko examine the implications of the war with Chechnya for Russia's post-Soviet evolution. Considering Chechnya's impact on Russia's military, domestic politics, foreign policy, and ethnic relations, the authors contend that the Chechen factor must be addressed before Russia can continue its development
Ambivalent neighbors : the EU, NATO and the price of membership by Anatol Lieven( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost fifteen years after the end of the Cold War, the process of creating a "Europe whole and free" is incomplete and likely to be so for the foreseeable future. In this volume, a group of highly distinguished contributors from both East and West examines the complicated and multi-faceted process of NATO and EU enlargement in the context of the changed global situation since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This book examines the enlargement processes not only from the perspective of the West and western institutions, but also from the point of view of the former communist countries. If an enlarged NATO and EU are to be stable and successful in the long run, they must take account of the wishes and interests of both their new, former-communist members and those European states that will not become members of either NATO or the EU in the foreseeable future Contributors include Christopher Bobinski (Unia & Polska), Vladimir Baranovsky (Institute of the World Economy and International Relations), Heather Grabbe (Center for European Reform), Karl-Heinz Kamp (Konrad Adenauer Foundation), Charles King (Georgetown University), Alexander J. Motyl (Center for Global Change and Governance), Zaneta Ozolina (University of Latvia), Alexander Sergounin (Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University), William Wallace (London School of Economics), and Leonid Zaiko (Strategy Center)
Le nouveau nationalisme américain by Anatol Lieven( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur, spécialiste de l'histoire politique américaine, montre que les Américains ont réagi aux événements du 11 septembre 2001 en recourant à de vieux modèles de croyance et de comportement, dont celui d'un nationalisme aux racines ethniques et religieuses, fait de ressentiment alimenté par les frustrations et la peur, et que ce nationalisme influence la politique étrangère du pays
Ethical realism and American foreign policy by Anatol Lieven( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weakness of Russian nationalism by Anatol Lieven( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The absence of mass nationalist mobilisation among Russians has been one of the most striking and important features of the former Soviet region during the 1990s, according to the author of this article which examines the key reasons behind the almost complete failure to date of mass nationalist mobilisation in the "Russian diaspora"."--SCAD Summary
Pabaltijo revoliucija : Estija, Latvija, Lietuva--kelias į nepriklausomybę by Anatol Lieven( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Lithuanian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was worse, Nazis or Communists? balancing powers in government by Anatol Lieven( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebuilding Afghanistan : fantasy versus reality by Marina Ottaway( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Failing states and US strategy by Anatol Lieven( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting terrorism : lessons from the Cold War by Anatol Lieven( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spreading danger : time for a new policy toward Chechnya by Fiona Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian opposition to NATO expansion by Anatol Lieven( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The article in question focuses on Russian attitude towards NATO expansion. Despite a very few politicians who are in favour of pragmatic cooperation with the West, in the centre of Russian politics, in the Russian establishment and among the general public a deeply rooted feeling exists that strong forces in the West, especially the United States, are hostile to Russia. Fear of NATO has been increased in recent months by its attempts to expand in the east, particular reference being made to the Visegrad countries, the Baltic states and Ukraine.--SCAD summary
The Ukraine debacle by Anatol Lieven( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restraining NATO : Ukraine, Russia, and the West by Anatol Lieven( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Pakistan : a hard country
Alternative Names
Anatol Lieven Brits journalist

Lieven, Peter Paul Anatol

Lieven, Peter Paul Anatol 1960-

Liven, Anatolʹ 1960-

Ливен, Анатоль

أناتول ليفن، 1960-


Pakistan : a hard countryAmerica right or wrong : an anatomy of American nationalismChechnya : tombstone of Russian powerEthical realism : a vision for America's role in the worldUkraine & Russia : a fraternal rivalryRussia's restless frontier : the Chechnya factor in post-Soviet RussiaAmbivalent neighbors : the EU, NATO and the price of membershipEthical realism and American foreign policy