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Leonid Bershidsky

Leonid Bershidsky

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Is This Europe’s Politician of the Future?

Sandro Gozi, the former Italian minister now working for the French government, could be a man of th

Today’s World Leaders Are Walking Cliches

One of the most striking things about Boris Johnson, who became UK prime minister this week, is how

Smartphone Banking Is for Me. Regulators, Please Help.

As a client of the German smartphone bank N26, I wasn’t surprised to read Thursday morning that it’s

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

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