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Scott Lucas is a professional journalist and Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham, where he has worked since 1989. A specialist in US and British foreign policy, he has written and edited seven books, more than 30 major articles, and a radio documentary and co-directed the 2007 film Laban!.

He started as a journalist in 1979, working for a local newspaper in Alabama in the United States in both the News and Sports Departments. While working as an academic at Birmingham, he wrote for newspapers including The Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman. He appears regularly on British, American, and international radio and television as a specialist on current affairs, politics, and history.

He has been an Adjunct Professor at Tehran University and a member of the Executive Board of the Center for American Studies and Research at American University Beirut, and he is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Clinton Institute at University College Dublin. He has also been Editor of the Journal of American Studies.

He is assisted by his wife and two children and plagued by his loyalty to Leeds United Football Club. He is also a proud member of Red Sox Nation.


  1. Muhammed Baterdouk
    Muhammed Baterdouk November 09, 18:17

    Thank you Mr. Lucas for bringing some unbiased analysis into one part of the world that is heart breaking – the Middle East and Syria in particular (I was born in Damascus 53 years ago). Please keep your objective work. God bless,

    Muhammed Baterdouk
    Wayne, NJ

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