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    Voter in Belarus set to give President Lukashenko a 5th term
    Oct11

    Voter in Belarus set to give President Lukashenko a 5th term

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko was set to win a fifth term in Sunday’s election with ease, but he said anything less than 80 percent of the vote would be a sign that his support was slipping. Both the official exit polls and the chief election official later predicted he would get even more.The authoritarian leader...

    Humans of New York photographer captures the humanity of the ‘swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean’
    Oct11

    Humans of New York photographer captures the humanity of the ‘swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean’

    The UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently faced heavy criticism for referring to refugees coming to Europe as “a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean.” But despite the backlash against Cameron, the public and politicians often fail to acknowledge the humanity at the core of the migrant crisis. Enter Brandon...

    Voters in Belarus Set to Give President Lukashenko 5th Term
    Oct11

    Voters in Belarus Set to Give President Lukashenko 5th Term

    MINSK, Belarus— A presidential election was under way Sunday in Belarus, where authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko faced no serious competition and was expected easily to win a fifth term. The opposition called for a boycott of the vote. Even before polls opened in the former Soviet republic, however, the Central Election Commission...

    How Obama Lost Afghanistan
    Oct11

    How Obama Lost Afghanistan

    Vijeta Uniyal | Gatestone The Taliban seems to have correctly assessed the lack of resolve of the current U.S. leadership and have evidently decided to go for all of Afghanistan. What is visible to everyone except Obama is that this “weak” Putin continues to outflank the U.S. in Ukraine, Crimea and now Syria. The U.S. … How Obama Lost Afghanistan...

    Belarus Poised To Re-Elect The ‘Last Dictator In Europe’
    Oct11

    Belarus Poised To Re-Elect The ‘Last Dictator In Europe’

    MINSK (Reuters) – Belarussians head to the polls on Sunday to cast their vote in presidential elections all but certain to re-elect authoritarian incumbent Alexander Lukashenko for a fifth term. Lukashenko’s re-election five years ago led to mass protests and the imprisonment of leading opposition figures, but support for his...

    Belarus’ Lukashenko Set for Re-election
    Oct10

    Belarus’ Lukashenko Set for Re-election

    MINSK, Belarus—In the 21 years under Alexander Lukashenko’s rule, Belarus in many ways has seemed little different than the Soviet republic it once was. Dissent is stifled, sometimes harshly. The economy remains largely state-controlled. Even the flag is nearly identical to the Soviet-era emblem. For all of that, he’s nonetheless sure...

    You Say You Want a Ukrainian Revolution?
    Oct10

    You Say You Want a Ukrainian Revolution?

    Need a weekend Netflix recommendation? You can hardly beat a real-life revolution for high-stakes drama, and the new film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom goes live on the streaming service this weekend. Watch Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie interview with the film’s director and check out the original writeup below:...

    U.S. can do little to save CIA-backed rebels in Syria
    Oct10

    U.S. can do little to save CIA-backed rebels in Syria

    CIA-backed rebels in Syria, who had begun to put serious pressure on President Bashar Assad’s forces, are now under Russian bombardment with little prospect of rescue by their American patrons, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: Over the past week, Russia has directed parts of its air campaign...

    Checkmate: Obama’s Syrian Disaster
    Oct10

    Checkmate: Obama’s Syrian Disaster

    Sukhoi Su-25 fighters landing at Basel al-Assad air base in Latakia, September 2015 The Syrian Civil War is entering a third and potentially very dangerous phase in its continuing evolution. It began as a purely domestic crisis, became steadily internationalized as other countries intervened, and it now risks becoming a full blown...

    Belarus’ Lukashenko set for re-election
    Oct10

    Belarus’ Lukashenko set for re-election

    Lukashenko cultivates the image of “Batka” (Father); the presidential website says “this is what people with an authority and courage to protect their family and community were once called in our land.” The unreformed economy may be crippling the country’s long-term development, but it still puts bread on the table...