Edward Lucas (journalist)

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Lucas in 2010

Edward Lucas (born 3 May 1962) is a British writer and security-policy expert.

Education and early work[edit]

Born in Wiltshire, he was educated at New College School, Winchester College and the London School of Economics. He briefly studied Polish at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. His father is the Oxford philosopher John Lucas.


Lucas was a foreign correspondent from 1988 to 2002 and wrote for The Economist until 2017. He works at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)[1] and writes a weekly column for The Times. He writes occasionally for the Daily Mail. On 1 December 2014, he became the first e-resident of Estonia.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His second wife is the columnist Cristina Odone, with whom he has one child; he had two children with his first wife Claudia.[3]. He lives in London.


  • The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West , Palgrave Macmillan (19 February 2008), ISBN 0-230-60612-1.
  • Deception: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today, Walker & Company (19 June 2012), ISBN 978-0802711571
  • Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet, Bloomsbury (5 May 2015) ISBN 978-1408850138


  1. ^ "Experts". CEPA.
  2. ^ Journalist Edward Lucas becomes the 1st Estonian e-resident. ERR, 1 December 2014
  3. ^ Cristina Odone (31 October 2009). "The stepmothers' survival guide". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2012.

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