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By Benedict Moran
Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province, is the most tense issue between Beijing and the U.S. Taiwan argues it is on the frontline of democracy against Chinese authoritarianism and is increasingly facing military harassment. Nick Schifrin speaks to Joseph…
By Nick Schifrin
Is the Trump administration politicizing intelligence and the community that provides it? Johns Hopkins University’s John McLaughlin, who was acting CIA director during the George W. Bush administration, and Larry Diamond, who also served under President George W. Bush and…
Protests in Belarus have not let up, two weeks after an election denounced as a fraud by the U.S., the European Union and the opposition to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Now, leaders of that opposition movement, including Nobel Prize-winning writer…
By Simon Ostrovsky
In Belarus, riot police dispersed protesters from the streets of Minsk Wednesday in a show of force, albeit a less brutal one than they were met with after last week's disputed presidential election. Exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is calling…
In Belarus, pressure is mounting for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down after 26 years in power. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest last week’s election, which was widely denounced as fraudulent. And the ensuing brutal…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
More than 2,000 people in Belarus have been detained in violent anti-government protests over Sunday’s disputed election. Amid the crackdown, the top opposition candidate on Tuesday was forced to flee the country and urge her supporters to stop the unrest.
Voters in Belarus will head to the polls this Sunday in the country’s most contested election in decades. Alexander Lukashenko has been called Europe’s last dictator, leading a regime accused of human rights abuses, stifling dissent and running sham elections.
According to pro-democracy institutions, authoritarianism was on the rise globally even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. But experts say the distraction of the crisis has allowed some leaders to indulge their dictatorial impulses without attracting much attention from the people…
On Capitol Hill Tuesday, national security experts raised the alarm about authoritarianism's global rise. Among those participating was former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who called Russia and China “hostile geopolitical rivals.” Rasmussen talks to Judy Woodruff about how…
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