Young Belarusians Dream of Creating a Normal European Country
A generation of entrepreneurs and artists are facing prison sentences.
Lukashenko’s Brutal Crackdown Has Lethal Help From Moscow
An investigation into the suppression of protests discovered the widespread use of Russian weapons.
‘Please Don’t Disappoint the Belarusian People’
As Belarus’s embattled president continues a brutal crackdown, challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya tries to keep the flames of democracy alive.
Cracks Appear Among Lukashenko’s Security Forces
Signs that the Belarusian dictator’s days in power might be numbered have emerged in his security apparatus.
The President of Belarus Has Been Stalling. Now It’s Crunch Time.
A rare about-face by the embattled president and calls by the opposition for a general strike set the stage for a new phase in the two-month-old battle for the country’s political future.
Lukashenko’s Talk Offers Could Trap Him or Protesters
The besieged autocrat is stuck between Russia and a hard place.
America Must Promote Democracy, Despite Trump’s Disdain for It
Even if 2020 marks a low point of U.S. democratic practice, supporting liberalism abroad must remain a vital element of U.S. foreign policy.
Yet Another Opposition Leader Targeted in Belarus
Maria Kolesnikova is a former musician who rose to prominence in recent protests.
The Trump Administration Has Gone AWOL on Belarus
The Belarusian people may yet achieve the end of the Lukashenko era, but it will be in spite of the United States’ silence.
Time Is Running Out in Belarus
Putin is signaling he wants a clear resolution—but he may not mind which side wins.
Lukashenko Unleashed Changes in Belarus That Are Out of His Control
Whatever happens in the ongoing protests, the country’s society is increasingly less governable for a dictator.
Is Trump Touting His Diplomatic Achievements to Get Reelected?
Both parties have featured speeches from key diplomats at their conventions, with Mike Pompeo making a controversial cameo at the RNC—but they aren’t proposing much that’s new.
Lukashenko Mistakes Protesters’ Principles for Weakness
A surreal helicopter flight highlights the besieged Belarusian president’s belief in force.