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People carry a giant Belarusian historical white-red-white flag during a rally against a Belarusian-Russian integration project in Minsk on Dec. 7, 2019.

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.

Belarusian opposition protesters carry a giant flag during a rally in Minsk on March 24, 2013.

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.

A police officer guards the area near Dawatagaha Jumma Masjid ahead of Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 26.

The World This Weekend

Sri Lanka deals with the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks.

Adam Woroniec, a retired geography and history teacher, in the gym of the school where he once worked on April 12.

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.

Russian T-90 tanks take position before firing in Kubinka Patriot Park outside Moscow on August 22, 2017 during the first day of the "Army 2017" International Military-Technical Forum. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

(FILES) Picture taken on May 11, 2011 shows Belarus opposition leader Andrei Sannikov flashing the V-sign for victory in the defendant’s cage during his trial. Andrei Sannikov has been pardoned and released from jail, his lawyer Andrei Varvachevitch said on April 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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