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"Europe's last dictatorship": A self-fulfilling prophecy
An interview with David Marples

David Marples, Manfred Sapper

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Lukashenka's departure from the path of liberalization required by the EU's Eastern Partnership programme suggests Russian pressure, says David Marples. The Belarusian president may have been able to dispose of political opponents, but the country's economic weakness poses a more elusive threat to the stability of his regime.

(Web Special, pp. 1–6)

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