Leonid Bershidsky

Leonid Bershidsky

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Putin Is Costing Russia an Opportunity in Europe

President Donald Trump’s contemptuous treatment of the US’s European allies has created a unique opp

Germany Longing for Leadership

Alexander Gauland, the co-leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, was seeking

Europe Gets New Privacy Rules. Tech Giants Shrug.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has been in effect for less than a week.

What Happened at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum

On Friday, President Vladimir Putin assembled the most impressive panel ever seen at the St.

Italy’s Populist Government May Not Bring Doom

The economic policy proposals of Italy’s populist coalition have spooked the markets, which have dri

Russia Sets Out to Sanction Western Sanctions

Just as investment banks are cutting their growth forecasts for Russia because of a growing likeliho

Trump and the European Allies

President Donald Trump has been determined to confront the US’s European allies on every issue of im

A Nobel Prize for Trump and Kim Is No Joke

Coral, one of the top British bookmakers, has Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un as favorites — at 2/1 odd

Why a Trump-Kim Deal Has a Good Shot

An announcement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that his country will stop testing nuclear weapon

Don't Rush Fragile States Toward Democracy

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron now heads a commission on "state fragility, growth and develo

Why Germany Didn't Join the Syria Strikes

Former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has mockingly remarked that the German gov

Hungary and the War on Immigrants

To win parliamentary elections last weekend, Hungary's ruling party, Fidesz, ran a single-issue camp

The UK's New Warfare Doctrine Looks Familiar

Modern warfare is, in part, about marketing.

Why Apple and Microsoft Are Healthier Than Facebook

It's easy to understand Apple CEO Tim Cook's somewhat self-righteous comments on the Facebook-Cambri

Use Your Brain: Artificial Intelligence Isn't Close to Replacing It

Nectome promises to preserve the brains of terminally ill people in order to turn them into computer

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