Dr Dorothy Horsfield is a Visiting Fellow in the Australian National University’s (ANU) College of Arts and Social Sciences and is a member of the Steering Committee of the university’s Emeritus Faculty. She has a Master of Strategic Affairs(Hons) from ANU, a Master of Science(Hons) from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in Post-Soviet Russia from ANU. She has worked as a journalist in Moscow, the UK, Berlin, Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan, the Thai-Burma border and Australia. She has published five books of both fiction and non fiction, as well as poetry and articles in academic journals and in the wider print media. Her most recent book, Russia in the Wake of the Cold War Perceptions and Prejudices, (Lexington US) was published in 2017.