Anne Applebaum

London and Warsaw

Columnist focusing on national politics and foreign policy

Education: Yale University, BA in history and literature; London School of Economics, MSc in international relations; Georgetown University, Doctor honoris causa​

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and a prize-winning historian with a particular expertise in the history of communist and post-communist Europe. She is also a professor of practice at the London School of Economics, where she runs ARENA, a research project on disinformation and 21st-century propaganda. She is the author of several books, including "Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine," "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe" and "Gulag: A History," which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Both "Gulag" and "Iron Curtain" were nominated for the National Book
Latest from Anne Applebaum

Slovakia’s president suggests a way out of the world’s populist quagmire

How Zuzana Caputova defused political polarization.

October 15, 2019

U.S. foreign policy is for sale. Who else is buying?

An ex-ambassador tells Congress how Trump has twisted U.S. diplomacy.

October 11, 2019

Americans spent decades discussing rule of law. Why would anyone believe us now?

Trump has destroyed our reputation for good governance.

September 27, 2019

Tuesday was a turning point on both sides of the Atlantic

Sept. 24, 2019, will be remembered as the day when the democratic institutions of both countries fought back against leaders seeking to undermine them.

September 24, 2019

Welcome, Americans, to the Ukrainian swamp

Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukrainian leaders tell you everything you need to know.

September 20, 2019

How tragic that a Republican president is undermining economic and political freedom

Trump’s behavior is reshaping the relationship between business and government.

September 13, 2019

The West has lost confidence in its values. Syria is paying the price.

The war has exposed our moral failure for all to see.

September 6, 2019

Boris Johnson’s constitutional crisis now resembles America’s

His move to suspend Parliament has ominous implications for British democracy.

August 28, 2019

Why, actually, do we need Denmark?

Denmark reminds us why allies matter — even if they’re small.

August 23, 2019