Europe Must Stand Up for Belarus
The crisis has come at the worst possible time, but red lines must be set.
Putin Is Ruling Russia Like a Central Asian Dictator
The Kremlin didn’t invent term limit resets and constitutional referendums. The autocratic leaders of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan blazed the trail.
Lukashenko Is Putin’s Future
The Russian president may seem invincible, but the descent of his Belarusian comrade may hint at what’s to come.
The Birth of Belarusian Nationalism
In trying to bring Belarus and Russia together, Lukashenko may have awakened his country’s citizens to how independent they really want to be.
Belarus May Be Key to Solving NATO’s Problems with Russia
Tensions between Moscow and Brussels have led to a dangerous militarization of Eastern Europe. But Minsk is showing an alternative.
Zombie Movies, Disaster Tourism, and Broken Lives
Thirty-three years after the Chernobyl meltdown, parts of the contaminated zone have become attractions. In others, a harsher reality persists.
Is Russia Practicing a Dry Run for an Invasion of Belarus?
With tensions worsening between the two countries, Russia’s massive military exercise is firing a couple thousand warning shots at a reluctant ally.
Trump Calls Duterte, Venezuela Protests, Belarus Cracks Down: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead
Catch up on the top headlines from the weekend, and learn what to watch in the days to come.
Missiles in North Korea, Protests in Belarus, Intelligence Hearing on The Hill: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead
Catch up on all the top news you missed over the weekend.
What Exactly Is Going on Between Russia and Belarus?
Lukashenko is speaking as though there’s a new development to watch. In reality, it’s a repeat performance.
Europe’s Last Dictator Steps Into the Unknown
For years, Belarus’s wily president has managed to keep a tight grip on power while making few meaningful concessions. But those days may be coming to an end.
Ukrainian Ambassador: Soviet Leadership Responsible for Chernobyl’s Victims
In an interview with Foreign Policy, Ukraine’s ambassador decried the Soviet Union’s cover-up of Chernobyl and said limiting the spread of radiation remains a top priority.
Review: ‘My Story,’ by Andrei Sannikov
'My Story' is a mix of 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,' by Alexander Solzhenitsen, and 'The Case for Democracy,' by Natan Sharansky.
The Devil We Know in Minsk
Europe is about to let its last dictator in from the cold. Here's why it should demand change instead.