Want to know what’s happening in the Belarus civil war? Belarus Today‘s yer blog. Except, of course, it’s not. As it says at the bottom of the page:
This website is part of a foreign policy simulation. The events depicted are not actually taking place.
Thank God for that. After all, by the end of the
Norman Patterson School of International Affairs’s scenario simulation, the NATO Secretary General had suffered a heart attack, Gerhard SchrÃ¶der had made a fool of himself, Minsk was in flames and USAF and Italian aircraft were heading for their targets..
It sounds fun. Just a pity that the transcript isn’t on the web.
Update: (From Edward, apologies in advance to Alex for butting-in like this, but there didn’t seem to be enough for a separate post here). Events still seem to be tense in Belarus with Lukashenko opponents attempting to gain ‘orange-like’ traction, and EU observers keeping up the pressure. Also it may be worth pointing out that Belarus is another one of those incredible shrinking countries, and I’ve just posted a little data about this on Demography Matters, so either way – with or without Lukashenko – the future looks extraordinarily bleak for these long-suffering people (remember they were also hit by Chernobyl).
Update the second: The Patterson School’s website is here.