The Crisis in Ukraine: A Strategy Discussion with Anne Applebaum

The Atlantic Council was pleased to host Anne Applebaum for a private, working breakfast conversation. The gathering provided an opportunity to strategize with Anne on possible responses to the crisis in Ukraine. Anne also spoke to how Western institutions have contributed to the rise of a corrupt Russian government, how that government is destabilizing Europe, and how Eastern Europe’s  history impacts current events playing out in Ukraine.  

A celebrated journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anne has written extensively on political and social transitions across Eastern Europe, both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Previously, she has served as editor at the Economist, the Spectator, and the Washington Post. She is currently director of political studies at the Legatum Institute in London.