In Conversation With Belarus Opposition Candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

October 06, 2020

GLOBSEC hosts Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the main opposition candidate in the 2020 Belarus presidential election, in this fireside chat.

Belarus Is Not a Unique Case

August 14, 2020

The rigged election of President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has provoked massive protests among the citizenry. The uprising appears to have radically destabilized the authority of Lukashenko’s government. The New York Times offers this assessment: “Mr. Lukashenko’s security apparatus...

Big Blow for a Stable Dictatorship: Major Protests Hit Belarus

August 13, 2020

It’s not that Belarus hasn’t had any protests recently. It’s just they have never been this big and this bloody. The capital, Minsk, has seen the use of military machinery, grenade explosions and special forces attacking both protesters and innocent bystanders. Smaller cities are...

Belarus Election Unleashes Unprecedented Anti-Government Protests

August 11, 2020

The victory of Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday's presidential election in Belarus was expected. It would take a certain level of naiveté to believe that any opposition candidate could unseat the strongman who has ruled over the post-Soviet state for over a quarter of a century. The institutional...