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The Economic Factor in Belarus

Because international investors have avoided Belarus and its authoritarian regime, the country has long suffered economic stagnation.

But all the signs suggest that the rot is concentrated at the top, which implies that a change in political leadership could really change everything.

  • Anders Åslund
  • Project Syndicate

STOCKHOLM – Following a fraudulent election on August 9, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s authoritarian rule may soon come to an end.

Massive protests are  the country, and workers from many critical sectors going on strike.

And if Lukashenko falls, Belarus’s prospects for establishing a…

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