Belarus

Total 10 Posts

World’s worst pandemic leaders: 5 presidents and prime ministers who badly mishandled COVID-19.

8 min read
The pandemic is not over yet, but these world leaders have already cemented their place in history for failing to effectively combat the deadly coronavirus. Some of them didn’t even really try.

Roman Protasevich: Dissident Belarus journalist whose defiance enraged Europe’s last dictator.

5 min read
The Belarus regime’s insistence on stamping out every manifestation of dissent, no matter how minor, is only matched by the determination and resilience of ordinary people who continue to mock and defy it.

Which countries will be the next to see a big spike in COVID cases?

6 min read
Low levels of immunity and high levels of mixing are a perfect setting for the next big outbreak.

How governments are using COVID as an excuse to crack down on the public’s right to know.

5 min read
Under cover of the coronavirus many countries are passing more draconian media laws.

Belarus: Opposition pressure continues inside and outside the country – Will it work?

5 min read
Opposition protests continue and there are signs they are beginning to have an effect both inside and outside Belarus.

Donald Trump takes leaf out of autocrat playbook by falsely declaring victory before all votes be counted.

4 min read
By falsely declaring victory in the US Election before all votes be counted, Donald Trump takes leaf out of autocrat playbook. Dr Natasha Lindstaedt explains that, indeed, prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.

Belarus — Vladimir Putin has Alexander Lukashenko just where he wants him.

5 min read
Belarus’s economy is closely linked to Russia. Could Putin’s support for Lukashenko during ongoing protests be in turn for more integration?
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