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Leonid Bershidsky

Leonid Bershidsky

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The EU Suffers From a Navigation Failure

The European Union’s satellite navigation system, Galileo, has been down since July 11.

Russia and China’s Policy on Protests

The apparent victory of Hong Kong protesters and a mini-thaw taking place in Russia are interesting

Look, the Center-Left Can Still Win Elections

Much has been written about the decline of Europe’s center-left political parties in the face of a p

Banned from Facebook? A Polish Court May Help

Facebook is often criticized for not doing enough to police its platform for hate speech.

Why It’s Smart to Bet on Climate Science

A tipping point for governments in aligning their policies with the science of climate change won’t

The Spanish Election Is a Triumph of Logic

The recent Spanish election was keenly watched by people seeking confirmation for theories about the

Dumping Diesel Is Bad for the Planet

File this under “unintended consequences.” The anti-diesel campaign that followed the 2016 discovery

Europe’s Right Is Making a Noise. But Can It Win an Election?

Next month’s election to the European Parliament will be a test of a phenomenon that has roiled US a

Breaking Up Big Tech Is Too Scary for Europe

US politicians, who, like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, want to break up the big technolog

Putin Is Finally Ready to Look Homeward

Russian President Vladimir Putin knew that, in his state of the nation address, he would have to res

The European Election Won’t Break the EU

Just how anti-European Union will the next European parliament be?

In Germany, the Green New Deal Actually Works

Despite a sustained effort to boost sustainable sources of energy, carbon emissions haven’t fallen i

In Finland, Money Can Buy You Happiness

The first results of Finland’s two-year experiment with a universal basic income are in, and if they

Russia’s Economic Growth Looks Too Good to Be True

Russia’s official statistics agency is displaying a feverish optimism under its new boss, Pavel Malk

The Danger of Calling Out Cyberattackers

The $100 million lawsuit that Mondelez, the maker of Oreos and Cadbury chocolate, has brought agains


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