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Anne Applebaum

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Anne Applebaum is a staff writer with The Atlantic. She is a senior fellow of the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Her latest book is "Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine."

A Dictator Is Exploiting These Human Beings

Belarus’s ruler has used asylum seekers to destabilize the EU. And he’s not the only one profiting politically from their misfortune.


What Trump and His Mob Taught the World About America

The allure of democracy was the nation’s best asset abroad, but the president squandered it by inciting political violence.


Trump Is a Super-Spreader of Disinformation

The president is the single biggest reason why many Americans distrust science, the electoral system, and one another.


Amid Pandemic, China Is Working to Lead the World Trump Abandoned

Administration officials don't understand the significance of the chaos they have created in place of what used to be American foreign policy.


Epidemics Reveal the Truth of the Societies They Hit

A nation’s response to disaster speaks to its strengths—and to its dysfunctions.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Russia

American conservatives who find themselves identifying with Putin’s regime refuse to see the country for what it actually is.