Debating the Color Revolutions: What Are We Trying to Explain?

January 2009

Change may be caused more by the frailty of the regime than the strength of the opposition, but in such cases the outcome is often less democratic.

Belarus: Learning From Defeat

October 2006

The Belarusian presidential election of March 2006 appeared to be an exercise in meaninglessness, while the protests against manipulation by the Lukashenka regime seemed a study in futility. But appearances can deceive.

Preempting Democracy: The Case of Belarus

October 2005

Having drawn lessons from the downfall of some of his fellow autocrats, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is preventing the emergence of an effective democratic movement in Belarus.

Books In Review: The Quintessential Dissident

July 2005

A review of The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror by Natan Sharansky