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President Alexander Lukashenko has
managed to weather the biggest street protests in Minsk since 2010 and to patch
up his strained relations with President Vladimir Putin. At this point, neither
the West nor Russia is interested in abruptly ending his 23-year autocratic
rule in Belarus.
Dr. Pawel Kowal
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Huge demonstrations have been mounted across Argentina to protest at government policies which have seen rapid inflation, rising crime and government control on currency exchange and financial transactions. The government is also feeling the heat on the international front as the costs of economic mismanagement ten years ago come home to roost.