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Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Writing for PS since 2010
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Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister of Australia (1988-1996) and President of the International Crisis Group (2000-2009), is currently Chancellor of the Australian National University. He co-chairs the New York-based Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect and the Canberra-based Center for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. He is the author of The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All and co-author of Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015.

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  1. Battle for Belarus SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images

    Belarus Reborn?

    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?

  2. GettyImages-1228027308 Natalia Fedosenko/TASS via Getty Images

    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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