Anne Applebaum

The Rotunda to the Senate is shown looking down from above with the complete circle of the space framing the composition.

Opening arguments set to begin in day 2 of Trump's impeachment trial

Top of The World: Many around the globe were alarmed by the insurrection in Washington, and raised concerns about the violent testing of democratic norms as other countries have seen their institutions falter and drift closer to authoritarianism. And, rescue efforts continue in India on Wednesday following the collapse of a glacier in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Also, a 20-year-old woman was shot in the head in a police crackdown of protests in Myanmar.

Opening arguments set to begin in day 2 of Trump's impeachment trial
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens to a translator as he and US President Donald Trump hold a bilateral meeting

Trump scandal threatens to derail Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts

Trump scandal threatens to derail Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts
Polish protestors demonstrate their opposition to new restrictions for media in front of the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland.

Poland's government fines a US-owned TV broadcaster

Poland's government fines a US-owned TV broadcaster
Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum was the focus of a Russian smear campaign.

What it's like to be the victim of a Russian online smear campaign

What it's like to be the victim of a Russian online smear campaign
A migrant is seen through the fence as he walks before crossing the into the country from Serbia at the border near Roszke, Hungary September 13, 2015.

What's the matter with Hungary? Writer calls her homeland 'a depressive country'

What's the matter with Hungary? Writer calls her homeland 'a depressive country'
US President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony marking the "Freedom Day" anniversary in Warsaw's Castle Square June 4, 2014. Obama's visit to Poland coincides with the "Freedom Day" anniversary, marking the holding of the country's first partially-fre

President Obama's visit to Poland highlights a relationship that isn't as warm as it used to be

The US relationship with Poland has been important since the nation gained autonomy from the Soviet Union 25 years ago. But as Europe becomes more important to Poland, the US place in Polish foreign policy is shifting.

President Obama's visit to Poland highlights a relationship that isn't as warm as it used to be
Demonstrators unfurl  a giant Russian flag during a pro-Russian rally in Simferopol, Crimea.

As Ukraine smolders, Russia moves on to plan B

Historian Anne Applebaum says Russia's plan for Ukraine might be to create an ungovernable space in Crimea — a problem the new government can't solve. Reporter Charles Maynes says pro-democracy activists are drawing parallels between Russia and Ukraine.

As Ukraine smolders, Russia moves on to plan B
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Petition starts against Blair candidacy

Members of the European parliament have launched a campaign to stop Tony Blair from running for president of the European Union. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Washington Post reporter, Anne Applebaum.

Petition starts against Blair candidacy