What drives America’s Global Strategy?

portrait_anatol_lievenThe policies of the United States, both domestic and international, profoundly affect the rest of the world. In the wake of the presidential elections, Professor Anatol Lieven will examine the complex nature of American nationalism and ideology in order to clarify the assumptions that drive US global strategy, especially with regards to America’s reactions to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Professor Lieven holds the Chair of International Relations in the War Studies Department at King’s College, and is a senior fellow of the New American Foundation in Washington DC. He is the author of numerous books, and academic and journalistic articles, and a new edition of his book America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism, has been published this year by Oxford University Press.

Pakistan: A failing and dangerous state?

Looking at the world and war on terror, post the capture and killing of Bin Laden; what are the concerns about Pakistan itself and its relationship with its neighbours? Professor Lieven, from the Dept of War Studies at Kings College, has travelled extensively for research in Pakistan and other parts of the Muslim world. His recent publication Pakistan: A Hard Country Allen Lane 2011 looks its history, structures and regional differences