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    • Op-Ed

    The Lukashenko Loose End

    • Nikolai Petrov
    • January 16, 2007
    • Moscow Times

    The intense personal conflict between Putin and Belarussian President Lukashenko has deepened. The underlying causes have existed for some time. There are two explanations as to why problems have erupted now. One is that the Kremlin lost patience with Lukashenko's insolence. The second is that Russian leaders want to eliminate this obstacle before Putin's successor comes to power.

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Belarus

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    Thomas de Waal
    Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    De Waal is a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.
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    Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Sasse is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.
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    Natalia Shapovalova
    Visiting Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Natalia Shapovalova is a visiting fellow at Carnegie Europe, where her research focuses on Eastern Europe, with particular focus on Ukraine and EU policy toward the Eastern neighborhood.

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