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Isolated Belarus
Isolated Belarus

Author(s): András Németh
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Globális Tudás Alapítvány

Summary/Abstract: President Aleksandr Lukashenko, who had genuine nationwide support a decade ago in becoming the leader of Belarus, today needs to resort to dictatorial measures to maintain his power. Although both the European Union and Russia saw full well how the former director of a Soviet collective farm was building his despotic regime, neither made any serious attempts to remove Lukashenko. The EU regards Belarus as Moscow's backyard, while Moscow wants to avoid the emergence of a regime with Western sympathies as happened in the Ukraine. Now, however, something appears to be changing. Recent events suggest that Poland - with effective American support - is intent on removing Lukashenko.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 75-84
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English