Leonid Bershidsky

Leonid Bershidsky, a Bloomberg View contributor, is a Berlin-based writer. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon.ru.

Poland’s ‘Fort Trump’ offer sets dangerous precedent

Polish President Andrzej Duda’s offer to call a military base “Fort Trump” if the U.S. agrees to set one up in his country was, of course, a joke — but not entirely.

Maybe the free world doesn’t need a leader

Who is the leader of the free world? Important as the question sounds, I’m beginning to wonder if it’s better left unanswered.