World’s Dictatorships Strengthen Their Hands

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Here are some things that happened over the Labour Day weekend while Canadians were enjoying the last long weekend of the departing summer, hanging out at cottages and obsessing about sending kids back to school after six months of enduring them full time at home. Most of it’s bad news. If you pay attention to events in Belarus, you will know that weeks of street demonstrations have not moved the country measurably closer to ousting President Alexander Lukashenko. If anything, the prospects of the country being co-opted as yet another satellite state of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s expanding empire looks increasingly likely.