Anne Applebaum

Aug. 21 2012 5:31 PMPutin vs. Pop CultureWhy Pussy Riot is the greatest threat Vladimir Putin has faced.
July 25 2012 8:02 PMEurope’s True CrisisThis isn’t a currency crisis. Europeans must face up to decades of dishonest politics.
June 28 2012 5:29 PMCrisis PostponedThe Greek elections solved nothing. The country is still headed for economic disaster.
June 3 2012 2:29 PMA Queen for the AgesAs Her Majesty celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, Britain stands up to admire the one celebrity who always does her duty.
May 7 2012 12:39 PMEurope’s Extremists on the MarchMany of the parties winning across the continent have one thing in common: They want to withdraw from the world.
Feb. 29 2012 5:42 PMHow To Solve SyriaThe West isn’t going to save the country’s battered opposition. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have cards to play.
Dec. 19 2011 10:25 AMVaclav Havel’s Greatest AchievementHow his essay, “The Power of the Powerless,” changed—and keeps changing—the world for the better.
Dec. 11 2011 10:06 PMGreat Britain Goes to WarWhy David Cameron rejected a treaty to save the euro and turned England’s back on Europe.
Oct. 27 2011 3:30 PMCursed by SuccessWill post-Qaddafi Libya fare better or worse than its Arab neighbors?
Sept. 23 2011 1:05 PMThe Rwanda ExperimentCan the African nation have peace and prosperity without freedom?
Aug. 23 2011 12:43 PMIn Praise of Leading From BehindIt was the best possible policy in Libya.
July 26 2011 4:37 PMAnders Behring Breivik and the Crisis of LegitimacyWhat the Norwegian murderer and American "birthers" have in common.
June 29 2011 8:00 PMAn Imperfect Election Is Better Than No ElectionFree speech is great, but Egyptians and Tunisians need new governments, too.
June 6 2011 8:01 PMDon't Talk About the Libyan WarThe administration hopes Qaddafi will fall before Congress finds out what it's costing.
May 2 2011 8:29 AMThe Best Kind of Military IntelligenceCareful preparation, rather than expensive weapons, took out Osama Bin Laden.
Aug. 1 2012 12:51 PMLost in EuropeRomney thought he was visiting “New Europe.” But it doesn’t exist anymore.
July 11 2012 5:33 PMMy Kind of ElitistObama and Romney may disagree on many things, but there is no question they are both members of the “elite.” It’s just a matter of which type of elitist you prefer.
June 13 2012 2:18 PMThe High Price of Euro Cup ManiaEuropean soccer fans love their soccer tournament. But is it worth it?
May 22 2012 3:16 PMLibya’s Invisible ForcesThe country’s transition from Qaddafi’s nightmare to something better will take more than elections.
March 6 2012 5:17 PMPutin’s True VictoryThe Russian election may have been stage managed, but it’s still a win for an autocrat.
Feb. 7 2012 7:36 PMThe Games Authoritarians PlayRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to Syria was little more than a game of pretend.
Fighting Words
Dec. 16 2011 1:17 AM“Eeyorish”Anyone who believes in the power of words will miss Hitchens.
Nov. 14 2011 7:08 AMLa Commedia è Finita!The rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi.
Oct. 17 2011 1:48 PMIs the Occupy Movement Anti-Democratic?The global protests may actually undermine democracy rather than strengthen it.
Sept. 4 2011 7:13 AMThe Worst Mistake America Made After 9/11How focusing too much on the war on terror undermined our economy and global power.
Aug. 10 2011 12:09 PMRiots for Rioting's SakeWhy are Britons smashing shops and burning buses?
July 10 2011 5:10 PMA Very British Press ScandalThere's nothing new in Rupert Murdoch's tabloid tactics.
June 20 2011 5:19 PMThe New New World Americans visiting Dubai know how 19th-century Europeans must have felt when they saw the United States.
May 16 2011 8:01 PMFrench TwistWhy do so many smart, sane people think Nicolas Sarkozy set up DSK?
April 25 2011 8:01 PMAs Fate Would Have ItWilliam and Kate might not control their future, but they have embraced it.



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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