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A nuclear danger sign near the Belarusian village of Dronki. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)

Lithuania, Leery of Moscow, Spars With Belarus Over Nuclear Reactor

Fearing the Kremlin’s grand design, and another nuclear disaster, Vilnius has turned a power plant into a battleground.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets US President Donald Trump  prior to the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7.
Leaders of the world's top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / IAN LANGSDON        (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)

Staring Down the Barrel of Russia’s Big Guns

The massive Zapad 2017 military exercise proves once again that Putin never does anything small. But what’s he really after here?

(FILES) Picture taken on September 24, 2009 shows Belarussian soldiers near an S-300 surface-to-air missile complex using during the joint Russian-Belarussian military exercises "West-2009" some 230km southwest of Minsk near the village of Volka. Russia has arrested a Chinese national who was trying to secure secret documents about the country's S-300 missile systems, the FSB federal security service said on October 2011. The man, identified in Russian as Tung Shen-Yun, worked as an official translator and was originally arrested on October 28, 2010, Russian news agencies quoted an FSB statement as saying.     AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Belarus Is Going to “War” — With a Fake Country

A made-up nation created for Belarusian-Russian military drills has sparked the national imagination.

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Belarus, Once Again, Cracks Down on Dissent

While the U.S. gives sanctions relief, Minsk gives little relief to its own protesting populace.

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‘Last Dictator of Europe’ Earns His Title, Cracks Down on Protests

Lukashenko has long played Russia and the West off each other. But this time he’s trying to play Belarus.

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Ukraine’s Turmoil Is a Gift for the Last Dictator of Europe

The wily president of Belarus is secure at home and newly prominent abroad. Here's how he exploited Ukraine's revolution.

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Russia May Need to Say ‘Do Svidaniya’ to Belarus

Belarus is making an unprecedented tilt away from Moscow.

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Putin’s Eurasian Dream Is Over Before It Began

The Eurasian Union that came into effect on Jan. 1 isn’t a sign of Moscow’s growing regional influence. It’s a sign of its decline.

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