Anne Applebaum

Aug. 23 2013 2:30 PMAmerica’s True Ally in EgyptThe United States should stand up for democracy, not the players on the ground.
July 11 2013 8:00 PMStreet Protests Are the Easy PartIn Brazil, Egypt, and Turkey, it will be much harder to turn those marches and rallies into genuine change.
June 14 2013 5:33 PMThe Martyr’s CauseEdward Snowden wants to be seen as a martyr. But is he?
The Hive
May 17 2013 5:49 PMThe Children of PahiatuaThey were orphaned, lost, and alone. Yet a generation of World War II Polish child refugees found a new life and happiness in distant New Zealand.
May 3 2013 6:48 PMDon’t Forget Down UnderIs the United States in danger of forgetting the ally it has in Australia?
April 8 2013 4:58 PMFreedom’s AmbassadorWhat Margaret Thatcher understood about the West’s values that today’s leaders do not.
March 21 2013 1:45 PMSouth Africa’s Unfinished RevolutionThe post-apartheid country has made enormous strides. But its progress won’t be complete until it deepens its democracy.
Feb. 21 2013 6:27 PMCan India’s Democracy Defeat Corruption?It has mass protests, civil society, and free media. But are the country’s political institutions up to the task?
Jan. 23 2013 4:57 PMEurope May Be the Last Superpower (Don’t Laugh!)They probably aren’t the best choice for the world’s policeman, but they may be the only one we’ve got.
Dec. 26 2012 2:12 PMHow Do You Say Nutcracker in Russian?The Germans like it dark. The Russians like it athletic. But from Warsaw to Washington, the Christmas-time production always reminds me of childhood.
Nov. 15 2012 5:30 PMWhat British Conservatives Can Teach the GOPIt’s better to return to your roots than to steal ideas from liberals.
Nov. 3 2012 4:00 AMBehind the Iron Curtain   In Hungary, your closest confidantes could be the regime’s best informers.
Nov. 1 2012 5:38 PMBehind the Iron Curtain   How lives are transformed amid civilization’s rubble.
Oct. 18 2012 10:43 AMDiplomatic InsecurityAmerican ambassadors can have too much security. Chris Stevens understood that.
Sept. 20 2012 8:02 AMChinese SecretsCan a country that trades so heavily on rumors and gossip ever really be stable?
July 26 2013 1:00 PMOur Stifling Strategy for SyriaAmerica’s approach to the war-torn country lacks creativity, initiative, and almost any international leadership. 
June 26 2013 10:55 AMThe Cold War Is BackEdward Snowden’s long layover reminds us that Russia is not an ally.
May 30 2013 4:10 PMBrazil’s Special MiracleWhy aren’t Brazilians more willing to promote the secrets of their success?
Second Acts
May 17 2013 5:49 PMThe Children of PahiatuaThey were orphaned, lost, and alone. Yet a generation of World War II Polish child refugees found a new life and happiness in distant New Zealand.
April 19 2013 6:43 PMThe Chechen ConnectionWhy the Tsarnaev brothers have less in common with the 9/11 attackers than the bombers of London and Madrid.
April 3 2013 7:11 PMChina’s Empty DreamsIf Beijing wants to be taken seriously as a global leader, it needs to begin to deal with the nightmare that is North Korea.
March 7 2013 6:14 PMHugo’s ShadowIt will take years for Venezuelans to come to grips with Chávez’s legacy.
Feb. 7 2013 3:05 PMThey’ve Only Just BegunArab Spring nations had no chance to develop an  “alternative elite” to be ready to lead post-revolution. They still can.
Jan. 10 2013 1:06 PMMoody EconomicsHow much of our national conversation about economics is based on emotion?
Dec. 13 2012 8:02 PMWhy the Anti-Corruption Movement Is the New Human Rights MovementIt’s about justice, fairness, and the rule of law—and it’s universal.
Nov. 4 2012 6:45 AMBehind the Iron Curtain   Survival sometimes means collaboration. But it is no guarantee of success.
Nov. 2 2012 10:55 AMBehind the Iron Curtain   The miracle at Lublin Cathedral.
Oct. 31 2012 6:02 PMWhy Should Foreigners Care Who Wins the White House?Maybe they shouldn’t. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will face the same limited options.
Oct. 3 2012 5:23 PMAssad’s Barbaric EndgameSyria is burning, and there are no easy options. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything.
Sept. 6 2012 6:31 AMAn Election-Year Reminder From a Bunch of Kilt-Wearing ScotsThe most creative ideas in a democracy come from civil society—not politics.



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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