Lukashenko Avoiding a Social Revolt

November 14th, 2011   Articles | Belarus

Everything points to the fact that the Belarusian regime is  struggling not only with a severe economic crisis but also with a conceptual crisis and is no longer able to produce a long-term strategy adequate to the scale of current threats, writes Kamil Kysiñski at the Center for Eastern Studies.

As a result of this, Alexander Lukashenko will be forced in the short term to make concessions to Russia, which will gradually restrict his independence. On the other hand, it will allow him to delay the danger of an uncontrollable social revolt. And, writes Kamil Kysiñski, everything points to a further escalation of repression aimed at the regime’s opponents.

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