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Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum writes a biweekly foreign affairs column for The Washington Post.


Trump’s bizarre and un-American visit to Saudi Arabia

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:47:10 EDT

President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia was bizarre, unseemly and unethical.

Yes, GOP leaders were making a joke about Putin and Trump. But then it sunk in.

Thu, 18 May 2017 02:52:09 EDT

It was a joke. People laughed. But what kind of a joke was it?

The experts were right: Trump isn’t fit to be president

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:38:09 EDT

None of Trump’s latest disastrous decisions was part of a deliberate plan.

Don’t forget those smiling images of Trump and the Russians

Thu, 11 May 2017 02:11:53 EDT

The Russians are comfortable with the president’s greed, his dishonesty and his cynicism about the rights of others.

Emmanuel Macron’s extraordinary political achievement

Sun, 07 May 2017 05:13:08 EDT

In his victory speech, the new French president sought to unite his country rather than to underline its divisions.

How Trump makes dictators stronger

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:37:22 EDT

Expect the world to look elsewhere for moral leadership.

Ivanka Trump’s White House role is a symbol of democratic decline

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:41:32 EDT

That’s how the world sees it, if a panel in Germany is anything to go on.

France’s election reveals a new political divide

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:10:07 EDT

France became the first large Western country to ditch, in a major election, the center-right/center-left political-party structure that has dominated European politics for decades.

Britain’s election will look the same as ever. But everything will be completely different.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:43:11 EDT

The ideologies of the two parties are vastly more radical than they were just a few years ago.

Yes, Rex Tillerson, U.S. taxpayers should care about Ukraine. Here’s why.

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:51:30 EDT

Rex Tillerson may not understand that diplomacy can’t be distilled down to balance sheets and profits.