Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. She is also a Senior Fellow of International Affairs and Agora Fellow in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she co-directs LSE Arena, a program on disinformation and 21st-century propaganda. She wrote for leading publications including The Washington Post, The Spectator and The Economist and wrote several award-winning books on the history of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, including Gulag: A History (2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction), Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 (2012 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature), and Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine (2018 Lionel Gelber Prize). Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism was published in 2020.
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 is discussed in detail in Nexus Review.