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Lukashenko's Theater of Democracy

Is dictatorship still possible in 21st-century Europe? By any standards of decency or sanity, the question should be either rhetorical or at least so hypothetical as not to warrant serious attention. But, as the 10 million citizens of Belarus can testify, it is neither. Sunday's election in that benighted land may determine whether Belarus formally accedes to the title of ""last dictatorship in Europe"" -- bestowed upon it by Condoleezza Rice, U.S. secretary of state -- or whether the last remnants of tyranny on the continent are finally swept away.

Not by Bread Alone

You probably never thought much about bread until you came to Russia.

Belgrade Pays Its Last Respects to a President

But relatively few turn out to bid farewell to Slobodan Milosevic, who died while on trial for genocide.

For Serbian Government, Milosevic Still a Divider

Even in death, Slobodan Milosevic has managed to split Serbia with plans for his funeral, which are pushing the republic to the brink of a crisis.

Bush Reasserts Policy of Pre-Emption

In a 49-page report, the U.S. president cites Iran as possibly the biggest challenge for his country.

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