Politics

Belarus: What You Need to Know

Belarus: What You Need to Know

In 2005, the US called Belarus Europe’s “last outpost of tyranny.” Their reasoning? The government of Alexander Lukashenko. Since 1994, Lukashenko’s government has reigned over the former Soviet state. Following the Cold War, Belarus was one of the more relatively prosperous former Soviet states. However, Lukashenko took power and began …

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Russian Opposition Leader, Alexei Navalny, Has Putin Scared. Why?

Russian Opposition Leader, Alexei Navalny, Has Putin Scared. Why?

If you’ve been following the news, you might have heard about Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader. He was recently poisoned, according to reports from Russia. Navalny’s party suspects that Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, could have played a role. Moreover, they suspect that the poisoning was intended to kill …

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The Lasting Impact of Brexit: European Faith in the UK

The Lasting Impact of Brexit: European Faith in the UK

In 2016, the UK voted on a referendum that would sharply divide the country along partisan fault lines. That referendum’s political cycle was defined by allegations of fake news, racism, xenophobia, and a general lack of understanding of basic politics. Even bringing up Brexit, years after the referendum, is sure …

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