Protest

Henry Hale 26 May 2020
(Political Violence at a Glance) With government bans on public gatherings as well as forceful lockdowns, experts are raising concerns about a decline in street protests while also noting an upsurge in innovative online protest tactics fueled by social media. Some are warning authoritarian leaders that, when the threat of COVID-19 subsides, they will face a...
(Post-Soviet Affairs) Abstract: Based on a case study of Euromaidan Ukrainian nationalism, we argue that civic nationalism may derive more from a commitment to a particular political event than from a set of stable political ideas and principles. We concur that civic nationalism can be as exclusivist as ethnocultural nationalism, and we develop specific criteria and mechanisms of civic...
PONARS Eurasia 20 Jan 2016
(Al Jazeera English) In October 2015 a presidential election was held in Belarus. It wasn't a convincing contest and few thought that victory would go to anyone other than the man who had ruled the country for the past two decades. With an economy in tatters and a chilling charge list of human rights violations against his name, Alexander Lukashenko has long presided over Europe's closest...