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Leonid Bershidsky

Leonid Bershidsky

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Putin Has Weathered Covid by Shifting Blame

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s methods of alleviating the economic damage from the Covid-19 pand

Medvedev Out: Putin Overhauls Russia's Governance System

When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a radical overhaul of Russia’s governance system thi

Europe’s Center-Left Learns to Live After Death

After Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party suffered a painful defeat in the recent UK election, it’s easy to

Putin’s Grand Gas Project

In the space of just a few momentous weeks, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most ambitious

Facebook Just Can’t Seem to Beat the Russians

Social-media companies insist they’re making progress in fighting the manipulation of their platform

Germany’s Political Crisis Will Unfold in Slow Motion

A German political crisis isn’t a raging, unstoppable, unpredictable forest fire: It starts with see

Will the New EU Commission Be French or German?

The new European Commission under President Ursula von der Leyen received overwhelming support from

Google’s Micro-Targeting Ban Won’t Improve Political Ads

Google says it will limit the targeting of political ads to make it harder to sneak misinformation t

For Russia, Even the Language Can Be a Weapon

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, “Russophobes,” “aggressive nationalists” and certain

Human Smuggling Demands a Human Solution

More is required from the British and other European governments: They ought to be more humane.

A Refugee Invasion of Europe? Erdogan Is Bluffing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to “open the gates” to Europe for Syrian refug

How Thomas Cook’s ‘Excursions’ Lost Their Way

The bankruptcy of Thomas Cook Group Plc, the company whose founder is credited with inventing the mo

Hey, EU, Don’t Make Climate Promises You Can’t Keep

Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission president, wants to make Europe the first carbon-n

Europeans Want the EU to Act Like a Superpower

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president-elect, has promised to run a “geopolitical C

Italian Fiasco Proves One Thing About the Far Right

Political parties of the far-right make unreliable, even disastrous, coalition partners.


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