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Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic. Her new book, Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism, will be published in July. (March 2020)

Pro-EU protesters at a demonstration against Poland’s right-wing government, Warsaw, May 2016. The sign says, ‘The people defend the Constitution as well as freedom, laws, and the threefold form of government.’

A New European Narrative?

The continent is plagued by crises that cannot be solved by any one nation.

The Great Regression

edited by Heinrich Geiselberger

The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

by James Kirchick

After Europe

by Ivan Krastev

Slippery Slope: Brexit and Europe’s Troubled Future

by Giles Merritt

Russia and the Western Far Right: Tango Noir

by Anton Shekhovtsov

In Defence of Europe: Can the European Project Be Saved?

by Loukas Tsoukalis

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October 12, 2017 issue

Dmitri Bystrolyotov, who was recruited by the Soviet secret services in the 1920s, on a reconnaissance mission in Bellinzona, Switzerland, circa 1934

In the New World of Spies

Russian spies, past, present, and future

The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin’s Secret Service

by Andrew Meier

Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution

by Robert Service

Stalin’s Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB’s Most Daring Operative

by Emil Draitser

Deception: Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West

by Edward Lucas

October 25, 2012 issue

Baron Ungern-Sternberg, ‘the last khan of Mongolia,’ circa 1920

A Mad, Bad, and Brutal Baron

The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia

by James Palmer

July 16, 2009 issue

Laughable and Tragic

The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke

by Timothy Snyder

October 23, 2008 issue

A Movie That Matters

Katyn

a film directed by Andrzej Wajda, written by Andrzej Mularczyk and Andrzej Wajda

February 14, 2008 issue

How Hitler Could Have Won

The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II

by Andrew Nagorski

Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War

by Rodric Braithwaite

October 25, 2007 issue

The Real Patriotic War

Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939–1945

by Catherine Merridale

A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941–1945

edited and translated by Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova

April 6, 2006 issue

Hero

The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov

edited and annotated by Joshua Rubenstein and Alexander Gribanov

October 20, 2005 issue

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