Professor Anatol Lieven elaborates on some of the key arguments presented in his latest book, Pakistan: A Hard Country. In particular, he looks at the foundational factors that have contributed to make Pakistan the country that it is today: A negotiated state – seemingly to be constantly on the verge of collapse, while at the same time showing incredible resilience.

Discussants: Arne Strand, Research Director at CMI, and Hans-Inge Langø, Researcher at NUPI.
Chair: by Marco Mezzera, Senior Adviser at NOREF.

The seminar is co-hosted by PRIO, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF) and CMI

Professor Anatol Lieven is chair of international relations and terrorism studies at King's College London, and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. He was previously a journalist, who reported from South Asia, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe for The Times and other publications. His books include Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power, America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism and, with John Hulsman, Ethical Realism: A Vision for America's Role in the World. Lieven has travelled extensively for research in Pakistan and other parts of the Muslim world. His book, Pakistan: A Hard Country was selected by the Daily Telegraph as one of the '2011 Books of Year'.