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Odd Man Out Again: Explaining Belarus' Post-Orange Transformation

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A mountain of competing explanations seeks to account for the success of electoral “color revolutions” in some places and their failure in others. The comeback of Viktor Yanukovych, who was recognized to have won Ukraine’s 2010 presidential election fair and square, will produce another pile of written thoughts on what the “wave of electoral regime change” really meant and what its long-term impact on democracy and the geopolitics of the region will be. [...]

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