January 28, 2014

China's New Favorite Dictator

Kapil Komireddi, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Forget Kim Jong-un -- lately, the bigwigs in Beijing have been heaping praise on Aleksandr Lukashenko, the man Condoleezza Rice once nicknamed 'Europe's last dictator.'

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