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Why Russia Is Getting Ready to Invade Belarus

It is not clear that Lukashenko’s security forces are able or willing to do what is necessary to restore order to the country.

Would Putin decide to step in?

Belarus continues to amaze.

  • John Herbst
  • The National Interest

After twenty-six years of seemingly stable leadership, Alexander Lukashenko’s regime may be on the rocks.

Public demonstrations have rattled the country  ever since Lukashenko tried to steal Belarus’s presidential elections on August 9.

A major crackdown—the arrest of thousands, the widespread use of torture—has thus…

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