Belarus under Alexander Lukashenko has become the most problematic of European states. A dictatorship, Belarus is forging ties with our global antagonists China, Russia, and Iran. It is supplying materiel and technology to Iran. Lukashenko is also pursuing some steps in the direction of unification with Russia, investigating use of the ruble as its currency, with bigger ambitions clear for its own dictator.
Our contributor Frederick Stakelbeck Jr. briefs us on what we need to know about this rather alarming situation in the New Europe in the pages of today's Washington Times.
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