Anne Applebaum

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Europe’s elites need to reckon with the strong desire for local control.

  • Sep 19, 2014

Hysterical? No, now is the time to see what is happening and to prepare.

  • Aug 29, 2014

Obama has the power to revitalize the Western alliance.

  • Aug 22, 2014

Russia’s food sanctions set back globalization.

  • Aug 8, 2014

To gain influence in the E.U., Moscow targets politically connected firms.

  • Jul 25, 2014

The battle in Ukraine is now a “real war.”

  • Jul 18, 2014

It’s become an intellectual refuge for those fleeing Moscow.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Protests and costs are scaring off the democracies.

  • Jun 12, 2014

While a pro-European candidate wins in Ukraine, anti-Europeans are claiming elections in the West.

  • May 30, 2014

The West’s model won’t work for all countries, but India, Brazil and South Africa offer useful alternatives.

  • May 16, 2014
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Anne Applebaum writes a biweekly foreign affairs column for The Washington Post. 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.
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