Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate and Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute. Her work has also appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic and many other publications. She is a graduate from Yale and the London School of Economics and wrote several books, including Gulag. A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, and Iron Curtain. The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956, which won the 2013 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature. She is a former Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, a former member of The Washington Post editorial board, a former deputy editor of The Spectator magazine and a former Warsaw correspondent of The Economist.
Iron Curtain. The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 is discussed in detail in Nexus Review.