Edward Lucas

British writer, journalist and consultant

Edward Lucas is a writer and consultant specializing in European and transatlantic security.
His expertise also includes energy, cyber-security, espionage, information warfare, and Russian foreign and security policy.
Formerly a senior editor at The Economist, the world’s foremost newsweekly, he is now a senior fellow (non-resident) at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He writes a fortnightly column in the London Times.
In 2008 he wrote The New Cold War, a prescient account of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, followed in 2011 by Deception, an investigative account of east-west espionage. His latest print book is Cyberphobia. He has also written two e-books on espionage: The Snowden Operation and Spycraft Rebooted. He has contributed to books on religion, media ethics, and the significance of Andrei Sakharov’s legacy.
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 programs, and to NPR, CNN, and Sky News.
For many years a foreign correspondent, he was based in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Moscow, and the Baltic states. He now lives in London. He concluded his time at The Economist as the editor responsible for the daily news app Espresso. He also wrote obituaries. A weekly syndicated column has appeared in English and other languages since 2005. In 1992 he 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.