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US political dysfunction a threat to world stability: report

a new report by the Eurasia Group, a leading political risk firm, suggests that Americans would be well advised to look in the mirror and recognize that political dysfunction and threats of violence in the US are frightening people around the world and constitute a serious threat to international stability.

Belarus: Change, At Last?

Elections in Belarus — home to what is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship — are pretty much a foregone conclusion. President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the former Soviet Republic with an iron fist for 26 years. But the presidential race on Aug. 9 has shaped up to be anything but predictable.