Leonid Bershidsky

Opinion 1 month ago

Putin Wants Modern Weapons, Not a Modern Russia (Op-ed)

Putin Wants Modern Weapons, Not a Modern Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

The president's key speech was full of unfunded promises and thinly veiled threats

Opinion 1 month ago

Cocaine Bust Is the Latest Sign of Putin's Weakness (Op-ed)

Cocaine Bust Is the Latest Sign of Putin's Weakness (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

A foiled cocaine shipment from Argentina helps build Russia's reputation as a mob state

Opinion 2 months ago

Putin Has to Find a Way to Raise Incomes (Op-ed)

Putin Has to Find a Way to Raise Incomes (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

In a government-dominated economy, only the state can help increase what Russians earn

Opinion 2 months ago

President Trump, I'm Russian and I'm Not Laughing (Op-ed)

President Trump, I'm Russian and I'm Not Laughing (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

I fear the indictment of Russian internet trolls may lead to less freedom for both Americans and Russians

Opinion 2 months ago

Putin Is Struggling to Keep His Wars Separate (Op-ed)

Putin Is Struggling to Keep His Wars Separate (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

The troops who died in Syria are called mercenaries, not heroes. Will the Russian people buy that?

Opinion 2 months ago

Estonian Spies Understand the Russian Threat (Op-ed)

Estonian Spies Understand the Russian Threat (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

Finally, a comprehensive look at Putin's ambitions backed by real expertise.

Opinion 2 months ago

How Elon Musk Beat Russia's Space Program (Op-ed)

How Elon Musk Beat Russia's Space Program (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

The upstart billionaire's private passion enabled SpaceX to achieve things the Russian industry has given up on.

Opinion 2 months ago

The Real Lesson of the Russia Doping Scandal (Op-ed)

The Real Lesson of the Russia Doping Scandal (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

Let athletes use performance-enhancing drugs that don't damage their health. Putin will find other ways to embarrass himself

Opinion 2 months ago

Putin Wants Syria Talks to Last Forever

Putin Wants Syria Talks to Last Forever

Opinion 2 months ago

It's the only way for Russia to build a long-term military presence in the Middle East

Opinion 2 months ago

The U.S. List of Russian Oligarchs Is a Disgrace (Op-ed)

The U.S. List of Russian Oligarchs Is a Disgrace (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

The Treasury list, copied uncritically from a Forbes Russia list, shows the Trump administration isn't serious about sanctions.