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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

Navalny has a lesson for the world.

Anne Applebaum wrote in The Atlantic, 04/22

Bill Whitaker of ’60 Minutes’ and Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic to receive top journalism awards.

Anne Applebaum cited by International Center for Journalists, 04/15

What America’s vaccination campaign proves to the world.

Anne Applebaum wrote in The Atlantic, 04/10

Strengthening American democracy and the future of the GOP.

Anne Applebaum interviewed on PBS Firing Line, 04/02

The science of making Americans hurt their own country.

Anne Applebaum wrote in The Atlantic, 03/19

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