While it’s no surprise to see China, Russia, and North Korea ranking low on internet freedom, a growing number of restrictions in democracies is worrying.
Belarus is mourning the death of its first head of state, who perestroika brought into politics and who continued to educate until the end of his life.
There is no time to lose in collecting evidence to one day convict Russian and Belarusian war criminals.
A widely derided referendum has now shackled Aliaksandr Lukashenka to his master’s fate.
Aliaksandr Lukashenka now has a Russian army camped on his front doorstep. He’s not yet their captive, but his room for maneuver is narrowing
Vladimir Putin was busy in next-door Belarus even as attention was focused elsewhere.
The independence of action that Belarus’s dictator carved out for himself over three decades in power has gone. The country now does what the Kremlin tells it.
After close to three decades in power, the Belarusian dictator’s room for maneuver is becoming very narrow indeed.
Eventually, dictatorships fail and new leaders emerge. The battle-scarred Belarusian democrats are likely to form part of a post-Lukashenka government.
Along with the technical and energy security considerations that Balmaceda presents along the journey, she also presents essential historiographical accounts.