The Russian and Chinese regimes are doing something new: not escalating in the face of protest.
For Leonid Bershidsky's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A marathon used to confer bragging rights if you managed to finish, but not so much now and that's hurting a $1.4 billion industry.
Matteo Salvini's League aside, parties hostile to the European integration project performed about the same as in 2014.
A Polish group is suing Facebook for "private censorship" in a potentially landmark case.
The Kremlin doesn't have the luxury of choosing allies: It has to go with adventurers and risk-takers
Leave it to European courts to decide whether to treat him as a spy or an investigative journalist.
The hard-rock group's controversial new song explores national identity by confronting painful history.
A new law outlaws some disposable products, but doesn't curb the EU's huge exports of waste.
White supremacists should finally receive the government attention they deserve
If you take arms sales as a proxy for influence, the U.S.'s global dominance looks to be resilient.