Leonid Bershidsky

07/21/2016 - 5:00pm

    The failed coup d'etat against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was avidly watched in Russia -- not just because Erdogan and his authoritarian twin, President Vladimir Putin, have recently restored relations after the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkey in November, but because many wondered if Putin...

07/21/2016 - 2:00pm

    One of the interesting debates over Pokemon Go, the addictive smartphone game that 9.5 million Americans play -- and probably a lot more than that now -- is whether it's truly augmented reality (AR), an up-and-coming companion technology to virtual reality (VR)....

07/20/2016 - 1:00pm

    France is in the line of fire. Of the 16 terrorist incidents that took place in Western nations this year, five were in France, including the deadliest one -- Thursday's apparent lone wolf attack in Nice, which killed at least 84 people.

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07/18/2016 - 9:00am

    World War II isn't quite over in what historian Timothy Snyder called the Bloodlands. The nationalist government in Poland is eager to confront Ukraine about an ethnic cleansing episode in 1943, and the Ukrainian authorities, whose own nationalism is a sometimes...

07/17/2016 - 4:00pm

    President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials dream of a technological leap that could immediately close the gap between Russia and more advanced economies, as Sputnik did for the Soviet Union. The hyperloop, a kind of train in a tube that can reach speeds of up...

07/16/2016 - 7:00pm

    Who said euro-area economies aren't growing fast enough? Ireland has reported a 26.3 percent increase in its real gross domestic product for 2015. No Western country has posted such a rate of expansion in this century, though small but oil-rich Azerbaijan grew 34.5...

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