Sweden's experience shows that smaller and cheaper reigning houses are better investments.
For Leonid Bershidsky's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
In renewable energy, competition from fossil fuels isn't the only problem: Local politics may be an even higher hurdle.
The Kremlin offers authoritarians a brokerage service based on cynical principles of mutual gain rather than values and allegiances.
The Eurasia giant has found its place among the oil dictatorships.
The 19th century concept of holiday travel is beginning to come apart.
Supposedly outdated content formats like LPs and print allow consumers — and marketers — to go beyond the masses.
Russia's offer to sell air defense systems to Saudi Arabia is really a bid to replace the U.S. as the region's go-to problem solver.
The French economist's new book is meant to jolt the global left out of its ideological stupor.
As the recent spate of ship seizures show, tit-for-tat is the new normal.
The Russian and Chinese regimes are doing something new: not escalating in the face of protest.