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‘I Believe That the U.S.A. Can Be the Crucial Player’

To oust Europe’s last dictator, Belarus’s opposition leader said her country needs the world to “be braver.”

Protest movements aren’t designed to last forever.

  • Yasmeen Serhan
  • The Atlantic

And when they do reach their inevitable conclusion, they tend to follow one of two familiar sequences:

In one scenario, a protest triggers the resignation of an opposed leader, the reversal of an unpopular policy, or other concessions (think of the successful recent revolutions in…

The alternative is that a protest fails—as a result of government repression, splintering within the movement, or a…

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