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Putin, the Preservation of Power, and the Next Proxy War

As Russia ammasses more troops on the Ukrainian border, how will the West impose costs on Putin’s regime? Amidst mounting tensions in the Eastern European bloc, the U.S. looks to Ukraine to subvert the Russian agenda.

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Lukashenko’s Belarus: The Final Throes of Europe’s Last Totalitarian State

On August 9, 2020, Alexander Lukashenko’s seventh presidential victory was announced to the people of Belarus. The news sparked outrage and protests erupted throughout the country’s capital of Minsk with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooding the streets claiming that the reelection of the Belarusian dictator was “neither free nor fair.”