Anne Applebaum
Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Her most recent book is Iron Curtain: the Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956.

The World
Dec. 27 2013 11:30 AMThe Return of HistoryWe are not locked in a new Cold War, but China and Russia are bringing back Cold War tactics.
The World
Nov. 28 2013 8:00 PMChicken KievVladimir Putin cowed the Ukrainian government with sticks and carrots the EU can’t match.
The World
Oct. 31 2013 6:01 PMWhy Did the NSA Tap Angela Merkel’s Cellphone?Because it could. And that isn’t reason enough.
The World
Oct. 2 2013 3:42 PMThe GOP’s Tantrum Is Bad for America’s CredibilityAspiring democracies look to the U.S. as a role model, but the shutdown makes us look silly.
The World
Sept. 19 2013 7:26 PMRussia’s Empire Strikes BackVladimir Putin’s empire-building has little to do with Russia’s interests. It’s all about what’s good for him and his cronies.
The World
Aug. 23 2013 2:30 PMAmerica’s True Ally in EgyptThe United States should stand up for democracy, not the players on the ground.
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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.
The World
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.
The World
May 3 2013 6:48 PMDon’t Forget Down UnderIs the United States in danger of forgetting the ally it has in Australia?
The World
April 8 2013 4:58 PMFreedom’s AmbassadorWhat Margaret Thatcher understood about the West’s values that today’s leaders do not.
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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.
The World
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?
The World
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.
The World
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.
The World
Dec. 6 2013 8:00 PMIf South Africans Want to Honor Mandela, They Should Vote for Someone Outside His Party
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Nov. 13 2013 5:09 PMWhy America’s Critics Will Miss the U.S. SuperpowerFor all of its faults, no one comes to the world’s aid like the United States.
The World
Oct. 16 2013 6:16 PMThe Iran We KnowIt’s fine to hold nuclear talks with Tehran. But we shouldn’t fool ourselves into thinking that Iran has changed its ways. 

The World
Sept. 23 2013 2:30 PMThe Empress of EuropeAngela Merkel is dull, frumpy, and uncharismatic—and that may be exactly why Germans have re-elected her chancellor for the third time.
The World
Sept. 6 2013 8:30 AMThe Real Problem With Obama’s Syria PolicyThe president fails to understand how his words are interpreted around the world.
The World
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. 
The World
June 26 2013 10:55 AMThe Cold War Is BackEdward Snowden’s long layover reminds us that Russia is not an ally.
The World
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.
The World
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.
The World
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.
The World
March 7 2013 6:14 PMHugo’s ShadowIt will take years for Venezuelans to come to grips with Chávez’s legacy.
The World
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.
The World
Jan. 10 2013 1:06 PMMoody EconomicsHow much of our national conversation about economics is based on emotion?
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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.

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