- Anne Applebaum
- Opinion Writer
Anne Applebaum writes a biweekly foreign affairs column for The Washington Post and Slate and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. She is also the Director of the Global Transitions Program at the Legatum Institute in London. She was a member of The Post’s editorial board from 2002 to 2006 and earlier worked as the foreign and deputy editor of the Spectator magazine in London, the political editor of the Evening Standard, a columnist at several British newspapers and the Warsaw correspondent for The Economist. In 2004, she received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for her book “Gulag: A History.” She is also the author of “Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 ” (2012), which was a National Book Award nominee, and “Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe” (1995). Born in Washington, D.C., Applebaum attended Yale University and was a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics and St. Antony’s College, Oxford. She lives in Warsaw with her husband, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski, and their two children.