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Anne Applebaum

Senior Fellow of International Affairs

Agora Fellow in Residence


Anne Applebaum is a prize-winning historian with a particular expertise in the history of communist and post-communist Europe, and a foreign policy columnist for the Washington Post. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University and a Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics, where she co-leads 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 and Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe. Her book Gulag: A History won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, and her writing has also won the Cundill, Nonino and Lionel Gelber prizes, among many others. Anne is a former member of the Washington Post editorial board, a former deputy editor of the Spectator magazine, and a former Warsaw correspondent of The Economist. She writes regularly for the New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs and many other publications. She has a BA from Yale University, an MSc from the London School of Economics and honorary doctorates from Georgetown and Kyiv Mohyla Universities.


In the News

Opening arguments set to begin in day two of Trump's impeachment trial.

Anne Applebaum quoted on Public Radio International, 02/10

Frustration is spreading faster than the vaccine is.

Anne Applebaum wrote in The Atlantic, 02/05

How Americans can coexist after the deadly insurrection.

Anne Applebaum interviewed on PBS NewsHour, 02/04

Coexistence is the only option.

Anne Applebaum wrote in The Atlantic, 01/20

Europeans recognize Trumpism for what it is.

Anne Applebaum conducted interview in The Atlantic, 01/13

After Trump, can Australia trust the United States?

Anne Applebaum cited in The Diplomat, 01/11

Assault on the Capitol.

Anne Applebaum interviewed on MSNBC, 01/10

Republicans face backlash for challenging Biden win.

Anne Applebaum interviewed on CNN, 01/10

What Trump and his mob taught the world about America.

Anne Applebaum wrote in The Atlantic, 01/07

The end of the road for American exceptionalism.

Anne Applebaum cited in The Washington Post, 01/07