Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Is Belarus Putin’s next target?

Vladimir Putin has been turning up the pressure on Belarus in recent months as Moscow seeks to move forward with plans to merge the country into a so-called Union State with Russia, but Minsk is proving evasive. Will Belarus be the scene of Putin's next big foreign policy adventure?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Belarus’ balancing act

Belarus' deputy foreign minister stated that Minsk’s desire is “to be friends with everybody, including the Euro-Atlantic community.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer


Mon, Nov 5, 2018

Herbst Quoted in Newsweek on Belarus’s Claims of Protecting the West

Read the full article here.

In the News by John E. Herbst


Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Mass detention of journalists exposes emerging shifts in Belarus

The crackdown is the product of a transitioning Belarus, in which the forces of modernization are clashing with efforts to slow down or even halt the changes.

UkraineAlert by Maxim Eristavi


Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Nuclear geopolitics in the Baltic Sea region: Exposing Russian strategic interests behind Ostrovets NPP

In the Baltic Sea Region, there is an important but often overlooked and underestimated security challenge brewing. Russia is increasing its foothold in Belarus by facilitating and supporting the construction of the Ostrovets NPP, while simultaneously blocking other strategic energy projects.

Issue Brief by Giedrius Česnakas and Justinas Juozaitis

Belarus Eastern Europe

Mon, May 15, 2017

Why the Internet May Save Us After All

New Activists in Belarus and Russia Take to the Streets after Videos and Memes Spread On a single weekend in March, Russia and Belarus witnessed their largest protests in five years. Both countries have seen major street demonstrations in the past, but these were different and catalyzed by social media. The widespread use of online […]

UkraineAlert by Nina Jankowicz

Belarus Russia

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Fishman Quoted by Reuters on US Renewal of Belarus Sanctions Relief

Read the full article here.

In the News by Eddie Fishman


Mon, Apr 24, 2017

More Solidarity with Ukraine Needed, Say Speakers at the Kyiv Security Forum

The Tenth Kyiv Security Forum—an important foreign affairs conference conducted annually by the Open Ukraine Foundation—occurred on April 6-7. Headed by Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his wife Terezia, the conference underscored an important message: the need for the West to stay engaged and maintain security in the borderlands between Russia and Central […]

UkraineAlert by Ariel Cohen

Belarus Moldova

Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Is Belarus coming unglued too?

The Russian crackdown showed that the country’s internal problems are getting sharper, and the Kremlin will likely not have enough resources to continue its financial support of Lukashenka’s regime.

UkraineAlert by Francišak Viačorka

Belarus Russia

Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Speckhard in US News: Time For a New Approach to Belarus

Read the full article here.

In the News by Daniel Speckhard