Anne Applebaum

is an American journalist and author, and a Washington Post columnist. In 2004, she was awarded the non-fiction Pulitzer Prize for Gulag: A History (Allen Lane, 2003). Her latest book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 (Doubleday, 2012), was nominated for the 2012 National Book Award.


Anne Applebaum

Populist seduction

A conversation with Anne Applebaum

Just because something can’t work or doesn’t work, doesn’t mean people aren’t going to try it, says US journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum: just because it’s a bad idea to break up Europe doesn’t mean people won’t want to try that too.

Anne Applebaum

Russia: A sick man with a gun

Anne Applebaum in conversation with Lukasz Pawlowski

For many European countries even to start thinking about Russia as a threat, 20 years after the Cold War ended, requires a paradigm shift. So says Anne Applebaum, as she sees political leaders who made their careers in conditions of European peace flounder in the current military crisis.

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