The Nobel Laureate vs. the Dictator

by Tatyana Ivanova The prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 has been awarded to my compatriot from Belarus, writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich. Many Belarusians pin their hopes on this prize. That’s why she started her Nobel Lecture at the Stockholm… Continue Reading  

Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?

by John Feffer Animals caught in a trap will often chew off a limb to escape. Even the occasional human being has resorted to this nightmare option, as the hiker Aron Ralston did when a boulder pinned his arm in… Continue Reading  

Former Israeli Mossad Director Gets Liver Transplant from Iran Ally Belarus

Meir Dagan, the former director of Israel’s Mossad, has received a liver transplant in Belarus. Reports from the Israeli press that have now made their way into western media sources state that Belarus’ president, Alexander Lukashenko, announced at a press… Continue Reading