The West Gets Serious With Lukashenko—but Not Serious Enough
New sanctions are already affecting the regime’s behavior. Let’s tighten them.
Putin, Lukashenko Are Reluctant Authoritarian Bros
The rift with the European Union has left Belarus at the mercy of Moscow.
Forced Confessions Are the Propaganda of Terror
Belarus’s Lukashenko doesn’t want to be believed—he wants to be feared.
Defiant Belarus Snubs U.S. Ambassador
As relations between the West and Belarus crash, the U.S. envoy is barred from entering the country.
To Get at Lukashenko, Punish His ‘Moneybags’
To impress the Belarusian dictator, go after his and his associates’ wealth.
Can Biden Do Anything About Belarus?
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s brazen air piracy and increasing closeness to the Kremlin demand a response, but Washington’s next move isn’t obvious.
Biden Can’t Take Peace in Europe for Granted
After punishing Belarus, Washington should support the Three Seas Initiative to win the region back from Russia.
Authoritarianism Doesn’t Stop at the Water’s Edge
The Belarus hijacking is part of a broader trend. From Russia to Rwanda, governments are going after dissidents far beyond their borders.
Belarus ‘Hijacking’ Opens New Playbook for Autocrats
Snatching a dissident off a European Union-flagged carrier headed to another EU country opens a dangerous door.
Belarus Is Becoming Europe’s North Korea
Fear and panic spread among dissidents after journalist seized from forced-down plane.
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.