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George Ayittey: How to Defeat a Dictator

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Ghanaian economist George Ayittey attended the Oslo Freedom Forum in May. There, he sat down with me to talk about defeating dictators.

WATCH: Belarusian KGB Vs. Social Media

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus (AP) – Belarusian authorities have detained more than 450 people for clapping their hands and stomping their feet in a series of anti...

25 Years After Chernobyl, Russia and Belarus Still Don't Get It

Rep. Dan Burton | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Rep. Dan Burton

In the memory of all those who suffered in the Chernobyl accident 25 years ago, Russia and Belarus must be made to understand: the world is watching.

PHOTOS: Russia, Ukraine Mark 66th Anniversary Of Nazi Surrender

Posted 07.09.2011 | World

MOSCOW (AP) - Tens of thousands of granite-faced soldiers marched in lockstep across Red Square Monday in Russia's annual Victory Day display of milit...

Belarus' Eurovision 2011 Song: "I Love Belarus" by Anastasiya Vinnikova (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Will Adams

2011-04-21-belagoodpullpic.jpgIf members of the Soviet Politburo ever produced an adult video, it might have looked something like this.

A Look At Embattled Dictators' Spouses

Posted 06.20.2011 | World

United Nations sources claim Britain and France are hoping to slap Muammar Gaddafi's second wife with sanctions that would prevent her from using her ...

Curtis M. Wong

Underground Belarusian Theater Troupe Returns To New York | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts

Most artists grapple with various challenges in their decision to pursue a career in the theater, from first-time audition jitters to long-term financ...

Theater: Punchdrunk and a Piano

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Punchdrunk is a theater company that specializes in "immersive" theater. While Sleep No More may be unusual and hard to classify, it is also most assuredly theater of the highest order.

President: 2 Suspects In Belarusian Subway Bombing Confess

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 06.13.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus — Three suspects have confessed to being involved in the Minsk subway bombing, police said Wednesday, and Belarusian authorities ...

Major Explosion Rips Through Belarus Subway; Fatalities Reported

AP | By YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus -- An explosion tore through a key subway station in the Belarusian capital of Minsk during evening rush hour Monday. President Alexand...

Clinton's "Long Game" Advancing Internet Freedom

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Price

There's now an incipient tradition: an annual Clinton Internet-celebrating speech. Mobilization, demonstration, action -- these, Secretary Clinton seems to conclude -- are the consequence of a system of approaches.

Why Egypt's Nonviolent Victory Is a Win for Us All

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

The movement in Egypt had been planned carefully and had been effective in conveying the need for both sustained pressure on the regime and strict nonviolent discipline.

Book Review: America's Nazi Secret

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Russ Baker

America's Nazi Secret is not what you'd call extremely reader-friendly material. Sometimes it feels like a chore to read it. But wow--does it ever provide powerful insight into the "deep politics" of US policy.

Ed Harris, James Cromwell Show Support For Dissident Performers Of Belarus Free Theatre

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Harris In the weeks since the arrest of some members of the Belarus Free Theatre -- rounded up as part of a wider crackdown on activists after a widel...

Lisa Kudrow: Who Do You Think You Are?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

As the author of the show's companion, how-to book, I am delighted to have the opportunity to share celebrity profiles. Since we have Ms. Kudrow to thank, it seems appropriate to start with her.

Belarus President Sworn In Among Protests And Opposition

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- The authoritarian president of Belarus has taken the oath of office for a fourth term with a warning that no dissent will be to...

Countrywide, Free Theatre Stands up to Dictators

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

After protesting Belarus' president, Belarus Free Theatre's members were jailed and denied the right to perform. But after smuggling themselves across the border, US theatre companies nationwide are standing up in solidarity.


Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


PHOTOS: Presidential Candidates Beaten, Arrested As Belarus Elections Turn Violent

AP | JIM HEINTZ and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus (Associated Press) — Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko has won a fourth term with nearly 80 percent of the vote, election o...

Getting to Algiers

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris Guillebeau

Travel tip of the day: be sure to apply early if you need an Algerian visa, and be sure to bring plenty of acceptable dollars if you end up in Belarus.

Destination Unknown

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris Guillebeau

By the time I got to the check-in counter at PDX airport this morning, I knew I'd go through with the plan. PDX-DEN-FRA to start with ... but then what? I wasn't sure.

Belarus Diplomatic Tensions: U.S. Diplomats Leave Amid Escalating Spat

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus — Eleven U.S. diplomats left Belarus on Saturday after being declared persona non grata amid escalating diplomatic tensions betwe...

Chernobyl Demands a Real Climate Bill

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Let's hope this bill's yank away from Chernobyl Day will take it to the desperately needed safe haven of a Solartopian plan built around renewables, conservation and efficiency.

Russia Uses Energy As Foreign Policy By Cutting Belarus Gas Supply | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia began shutting off gas supplies to its neighbor Belarus on Monday, in an energy dispute with familiar political undertones....

A Global Golden Age for Broadband

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The economic and social impacts of broadband are clear but the solutions are not so clear. I believe that every country needs a National Broadband Plan which will address each countries needs.