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.
Economic measures are the preferred choice for a country or countries hoping to show they are taking action in a time of international crisis.
Can Belarus claim to have been within its rights to divert a Ryanair flight and detain passengers?
Fears grow for the young dissident journalist after he was taken off a Ryanair flight.
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.
Transcript for Episode 1 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including stories on Mars and Belarus.
Plus what protesters in Belarus want to happen next. Episode 1 of The Conversation’s new weekly podcast.
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.
Russia may not be a foreign policy priority for the incoming Biden administration. But its promise to foreground democracy will put the Kremlin on edge.
Has Europe's last dictator finally gone too far?
Why haven’t international and European human rights organisations done more to protect the human rights of Belarusians?
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.