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Alexander Cooley: “How can the World Hold Belarus Accountable?”
May 25, 2021

Alexander Cooley‘s recent post on the Washington Post‘s “Monkey Cage Blog” uses the case of recently detained Belarusian opposition journalist Roman Protasevich—whose flight from Athens to Vilnius was hijacked by the Belarusian authorities in order to arrest him—to discuss the broader trend of transnational repression and the reasons why it has become so commonplace. Cooley draws on research from his recent book (coauthored with John Heathershaw) to put the incident into context.