In modern society, the legal concept of a reasonable expectation of privacy is increasingly meaningless.
For Leonid Bershidsky's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Now that a peer-reviewed article in The Lancet has established Sputnik as safe and effective, the initial failure of many countries to believe in it looks like a missed opportunity.
Russians appreciate and respect power plays. Both Navalny and Putin know it. And for both, a lot is at stake.
Authoritarians these days have to pay lip service to freedom of speech; what the social media platforms have done takes that concern out of the equation.
Not acting forcefully on ageism will increasingly carry a heavy cost for politicians.
The Russian leader has come up with a constitutional reform that gives him three paths to indefinite rule.
Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russia's overseas propaganda channel, RT, had a telling reaction to Iran's admission that its Revolutionary Guards Corps had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian civilian airliner last week. "There are two schools of thought on how a big country that demands respect ...
Russia's leader believes the narrative is shifting in ways that make the Soviet Union a villain.
Soleimani's death may force a change in the calculus involving Syria, Iran and Turkey.
Sweden's experience shows that smaller and cheaper reigning houses are better investments.