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Monday, 1. August 2011     0 comment(s)
Anaïs Marin
Researcher - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme

Belarus: the silenced revolution

The street protests that agitated Belarus in June-July failed to evolve into a massive popular uprising. Even if the “clapping revolution” fell apart, Lukashenka’s authoritarian regime won but one round in its fight for survival.

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Thursday, 1. April 2011     0 comment(s)
Anaïs Marin
Researcher - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme
Top pictures: the photofits of the two suspects released by the Belarusian KGB on 12 April (www.kgb.by/press/inform/205.html)<br />Bottom pictures: a caricature of the latter, circulated on the Russian-speaking blogosphere (http://besttoday.ru/postimage/2/) Top pictures: the photofits of the two suspects released by the Belarusian KGB on 12 April (www.kgb.by/press/inform/205.html)
Bottom pictures: a caricature of the latter, circulated on the Russian-speaking blogosphere (http://besttoday.ru/postimage/2/)

The closed society and its enemies: conspiracy theories made in Belarus

In the absence of clear motives and a known mastermind, the 11 April blast in the Minsk metro, labelled as a terrorist attack by the authorities, bred numerous conspiracy theories. This trend tells a lot about the climate of doubt and uncertainty now prevailing in Belarus.

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Thursday, 1. February 2011     1 comment(s)
Anaïs Marin
Researcher - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme
A ballot box in Brest, Belarus, 19 December 2010. Picture: Anaïs Marin A ballot box in Brest, Belarus, 19 December 2010. Picture: Anaïs Marin

So powerless faced with post-election deadlocks

The past months saw the international community helpless to solve the power confiscation crisis in Ivory Coast and unable to obstruct the fraudulent re-election of a dictator in Belarus. Should we infer from these drawbacks that interference is passé?

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