WBEZ | Anatol Lieven http://www.wbez.org/tags/anatol-lieven Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Was Pakistan’s government or military involved in hiding Bin Laden? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-03/was-pakistan%E2%80%99s-government-or-military-involved-hiding-bin-laden-86012 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-03/113435615.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>When U.S. forces found and killed Osama bin Laden, he was in a million-dollar estate, just feet from a military base and only 35 miles from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. Reports reveal bin Laden may have hidden in the compound for years.</p><p>John O. Brennan, who serves as President Obama’s top adviser on terrorism, pledged today to “get to the bottom” of whether the Pakistani government provided help to Osama bin Laden in his decade-long efforts to avoid detection.</p><p>Pakistan’s government today denied any prior knowledge of the raid that killed bin Laden, but said it had been sharing information about the targeted compound with the CIA since 2009.</p><p><a href="http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/people/professors/lieven.aspx" target="_blank">Anatol Lieven</a> is a professor in the war studies department at King's College London and author of the book <em>Pakistan: A Hard Country</em>. He examines some of the puzzling questions surrounding Osama bin Laden.</p></p> Tue, 03 May 2011 16:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-03/was-pakistan%E2%80%99s-government-or-military-involved-hiding-bin-laden-86012 Author of ‘Pakistan: A Hard Country’ shares the truths and myths about Pakistan http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-19/author-%E2%80%98pakistan-hard-country%E2%80%99-shares-truths-and-myths-about-pakistan-85 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-19/93115485.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/people/professors/lieven.aspx" target="_blank">Anatol Lieven</a> is a professor in the department of war studies at King's College London and author of the book <em>Pakistan: A Hard Country</em>. In his book, he talks about some of the realities and mythmaking on Pakistan, which has had a complicated history and society since its 1948 independence. Lieven has spent many years in India and Pakistan. He spent much time on the ground in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Northwest Frontier for his glimpse into Pakistani society and its diverse collective psyche. He shares his thoughts on a nation that is often misunderstood.</p></p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-19/author-%E2%80%98pakistan-hard-country%E2%80%99-shares-truths-and-myths-about-pakistan-85