Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Opinion 3 days ago

Russia Sanctions Must Be Removable to Be Effective (Op-ed)

Russia Sanctions Must Be Removable to Be Effective (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 days ago

Arguments, which portray the Deripaska deal as a meaningful achievement by U.S. sanctions technocrats, apparently have fallen on deaf ears.

Opinion 1 week ago

Putin's Retirement Plan Depends on Belarus (Op-ed)

Putin's Retirement Plan Depends on Belarus (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

To retain power, he is positioning himself as the leader of a closer union between Russia and its dependent neighbor.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Europe Should Woo Russia When Putin's Gone (Op-ed)

Europe Should Woo Russia When Putin's Gone (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Whenever and however Putin may leave, any successor will need to revise Russia’s geopolitical choice.

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Putin Had a Bad 2018; Next Year Will Be Worse (Op-ed)

Putin Had a Bad 2018; Next Year Will Be Worse (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Without the emotional highs of re-election and a major sporting event, Putin will face a hard struggle against a completely alienated West next year.

Opinion 1 month ago

Yes, Russia Abused Facebook, But Did It Work? (Op-ed)

Yes, Russia Abused Facebook, But Did It Work? (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

It’s still unclear whether the Russian influence campaign worked as intended.

Opinion 1 month ago

Russian Rappers Are Giving Up on Putin (Op-ed)

Russian Rappers Are Giving Up on Putin (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

Putin never thought he’d have a problem with Russia’s youth culture.

Opinion 1 month ago

The Yellow Vests Aren’t Imported from Russia (Op-ed)

The Yellow Vests Aren’t Imported from Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

Faced with a version of the Yellow Vests, any nation’s elite must look inward.

Opinion 1 month ago

INF Is Just Another Unenforceable Treaty (Op-ed)

INF Is Just Another Unenforceable Treaty (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

The question is what kind of threat could bring the leaders of this fractured world to start making binding deals again.

Opinion 1 month ago

Who Are Russia’s Heroes? It May Surprise You (Op-ed)

Who Are Russia’s Heroes? It May Surprise You (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

Russians prefer local heroes, people of courage and larger-than-life figures – like Pushkin or Peter the Great – who have transcended the changes in propaganda lines.

Opinion 1 month ago

Russia Needs a Better Post-Putin Vision (Op-ed)

Russia Needs a Better Post-Putin Vision (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

When I think about Russia after Putin, I’m looking for a credible vision that doesn’t replicate Putin’s great-power ambitions.