Optimistic about Belarus?
It is okay to be hopeful for change in Belarus – not because the opposition is strong, but because the regime is looking weak
Appeared in print on 17.01.2013
Heads in Brussels and elsewhere are sore with scratching. Over the past 21 years, haphazard combinations of carrots, sticks, tricks and fireworks have all failed. Alyaksandr Lukashenka remains in power in Belarus. That is a dark disgrace for Europe.