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    Belarus’s Moment of Truth

    Sławomir Sierakowski

    While the Belarusian security apparatus has stepped up its violence against peaceful protesters, the demonstrations themselves have evolved to maintain the moral high ground. There is no longer any question that President Alexander Lukashenko has lost any remaining shred of legitimacy.

    reports that persistent protests in response to escalating state violence may be starting to split the regime.
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    Deconstructing Donald

    Elizabeth Drew

    Although it is difficult at this point to say anything new about Donald Trump, it is never too early to start reckoning with the implications of his presidency. The only thing more disturbing is the possibility of what may lie ahead in – and after – November's election.

    reviews six recent books on the Trump presidency and the incalculable damage it has already done.
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Deconstructing Donald

Elizabeth Drew

Although it is difficult at this point to say anything new about Donald Trump, it is never too early to start reckoning with the implications of his presidency. The only thing more disturbing is the possibility of what may lie ahead in – and after – November's election.

reviews six recent books on the Trump presidency and the incalculable damage it has already done.
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Belarus Reborn?

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Nationwide protests against President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year rule have escalated in the aftermath of the flagrantly fraudulent election on August 9. With factory workers striking and security forces quitting in disgust, could Lukashenko’s usual response to street demonstrations – mass arrests and escalation of official violence ­– fail to save him this time?

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Onward, Big Tech Soldiers?

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  4. Eric Schmidt,
  5. Shang-Jin Wei,
  6. Ngaire Woods

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s incendiary anti-China speech in late July provides a useful guide to the official thinking underlying the burgeoning Sino-American cold war. But Pompeo’s Christian millenarian worldview is not necessary to explain the two sides’ battle for technological supremacy.

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