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1 Oct 20
How the arrogance of a ruling elite, determined to retain power, triggered public rage.
Anti-government rally in Minsk on August 27, 2020. (Photo: Misha Friedman/Getty Images)
29 Sep 20
Even the dim hope of democracy defeating Russian domination excites our own future prospects.
A poster showing a picture of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko on August 24, 2020 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: Misha Friedman/Getty Images)
23 Sep 20
Lukashenko has friends in Kyiv – but now faces increased pressure from Russia.
Protestor waving the Egyptian Flag during the protests in Tahrir Square, Cairo, 2011. (Photo: Jonathan Rashad/Flickr)
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9 Dec 19
The media must learn to interpret the evolving digital dialectic of global unrest.
A demonstrator holding a poster referring to the ruling Georgian Dream Party, accused by protestants of siding with Putin's government. (Photo: Temur Kighuradze/IWPR)
27 Nov 19
Failures to deliver on political promises have people back out in the streets.
Protestors take a riot shield from police. (Photo: Guram Muradov, Civil.Ge)
24 Jun 19
Government concessions fail to quell ongoing demonstrations.
Prison № 3/2 in Vakhdat city of Tajikistan. (Photo: RFE/RL's Tajik service)
23 May 19
Questions asked over second outbreak of serious violence in six months.
Young people protesting in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, condemning the raids organised by the Georgian police at Bassiani night club. Some demonstrators compared it with the Russian style crackdowns and held placards saying "We do not need another Putin here". (Photo: IWPR)
21 May 18
What was behind the demonstrations that led to the brink of “civil war”?
Lawmaker Lena Nazaryan and Pashinyan's Civil Contract party members on stage in Yerevan's Republic Square. (Photo: Inna Mkhitaryan/4plus)
17 May 18
Female participation in the protests has not translated into political power.
People gathering for the protest near Respublika Square in Almaty on May 21. (Photo: Andrei Grishin)
26 May 16
Protestors and journalists arrested after public anger at farmland reforms.

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