While eastern European countries are quick to offer aid to Belarusians, this only highlights their harsh approach to refugees from the Middle East.
Recent actions against critics of the Belarusian government show that Lukashenko’s crackdown on dissent is extending beyond the country’s borders.
Some tension was inevitable at the June 16 US-Russia summit. But Vladimir Putin’s defiant support for Belarus’s rogue regime now pits him harder against the West.
Questions remain as to Moscow's part in the incident.
Fears grow for the young dissident journalist after he was taken off a Ryanair flight.
Belarus’ leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has gone to extraordinary measures to cling to power. Last weekend, this included the state-sanctioned hijacking of a passenger plane.
The pandemic’s 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.
There’s not much the world can do to stop authoritarian rulers from persecuting their political opponents, as shown by the standoff over Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is ill and imprisoned.
And there’s not too much the rest of the world can do to stop them.
Opposition protests continue and there are signs they are beginning to have an effect both inside and outside Belarus.
Hundreds of thousands of people have protested the regime of Alexander Lukashenko over the last six months – a new survey reveals what they want.
Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has exposed the fragility of democratic institutions, mirroring a global trend in authoritarianism, and that will have a lasting effect on the United States.
Has Europe's last dictator finally gone too far?
Belarus’s economy is closely linked to Russia. Could Putin’s support for Lukashenko during ongoing protests be in turn for more integration.
A new survey conducted just before the disputed election, shows how the views of young Belarusians are changing.
People have lost all faith in Lukashenko to fix the country’s economy.
Russia’s reaction to previous unrest in its neighbours provides clues on how Vladimir Putin may respond to protests in Belarus.
Pres. Lukashenka of Belarus has stayed in power for 26 years by being a master tactician. But he has seriously mishandled opposition protests, says a Belarus-born scholar of Eastern European politics.
State controlled exit poll gives authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko 80% of the vote.
Opposition candidates have been arrested amid mass protests and a worsening coronavirus pandemic ahead of the August 9 election.