Edward Lucas has been covering the central and east European region for over twenty years. His postings included stringing for The Economist in Czechoslovakia and the Baltic States, and being editorial director of the Economist Intelligence Unit in Vienna. In 1996 he became Berlin correspondent and in 1998 Moscow Bureau Chief. After leaving Russia in 2002 he covered education and transport for the Britain section until 2005, when he started his current job, covering the region from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Since October 2006, he has also been deputy editor of the International section. "The New Cold War: how the Kremlin menaces Russia and the West" is his first book and was published in February 2008 by Bloomsbury in the UK and other publishers in America, Europe and elsewhere. Edward has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4 'Start the Week', 'World at One', 'The World Tonight' and BBC Radio 3 'Nightwaves', amongst others.