Leonid Bershidsky

02/26/2015 - 4:50pm

    Last weekend's shootings in Copenhagen are a test for Denmark. It's tempting to argue that Denmark's soft approach to dealing with radical Muslims has been found wanting. In truth, it's the country's conflicted approach to freedom of expression that demands...

02/19/2015 - 9:10pm

    The world is awash in debt -- but a lot of it isn't real. The culprits are the big accounting firms that have been mass-marketing tax avoidance strategies to their clients. The result is that official statistics have become so skewed that it's...

07/14/2014 - 3:06am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing to spend billions of dollars on a bizarre trip into the Soviet past, restarting construction on the storied and ill-starred Baikal-Amur Mainline railroad. Sadly, Putin's nostalgia will come at great cost to the country's future.

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03/06/2014 - 2:40am

    Reading all the positive foreign reactions to the Olympics, I can't help imagining how a flunky of Russian President Vladimir Putin would put together a selection of quotes to please the boss - to make the president feel as though he had won all of Russia's world-beating 33 medals, including 13 golds....

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