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Edward Lucas

Edward Lucas

Edward Lucas’s expertise includes energy, cyber-security, espionage, Russian foreign and security policy, and the politics and economics of Eastern Europe.

Formerly a senior editor at The Economist, the world’s foremost newsweekly, he is also a senior vice-president at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He writes a weekly column in the London Times.

In 2008 he wrote The New Cold War, a prescient account of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In 2011 he wrote Deception, an investigative account of east-west espionage. He is a strong critic of the fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and author of an e-book, The Snowden Operation. His latest book is Cyberphobia. He has also contributed to books on religion and media ethics.

An experienced broadcaster, public speaker, moderator and panelist, Edward Lucas has given public lectures at Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities. He is a regular contributor to the BBC’s Today and Newsnight programmes, and to NPR, CNN and Sky News. He is regularly cited by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 Twitterati.

For many years a foreign correspondent, he was based in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Moscow and the Baltic states. He now lives in London. His most recent post at The Economist was as senior editor, responsible for the daily news app Espresso. He also wrote obituaries. His weekly syndicated column has appeared in English and other languages since 2005. He has contributed to the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Foreign Policy and Standpoint.

As well as working for the Independent, the BBC and the Sunday Times, he also co-founded an English-language weekly in Tallinn, Estonia: the Baltic Independent. His undergraduate degree is from the London School of Economics and he speaks five languages — German, Russian, Polish, Czech and Lithuanian.

He is married to the writer Cristina Odone and has three children. His father is the Oxford philosopher JR Lucas.

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