BelarusAlert May 10, 2022
Belarus has good reason for concern over Putin’s nuclear intimidation
By Steven Pifer
Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has warned that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could go nuclear. If Vladmir Putin deploys nuclear weapons there is reason to believe that Belarus itself would soon be in the firing line.
BelarusAlert May 31, 2022
From White Russia to Belarus: Norway snubs Kremlin with name change
By Peter Dickinson
Norway has announced that it will now use the name “Belarus” instead of “Hviterussland” (literally “White Russia”) in a move reflecting growing awareness that Belarus should not be viewed through a Russian lens.
BelarusAlert May 17, 2022
Putin’s only friend: Belarus is Russia’s last remaining post-Soviet ally
By Brian Whitmore
The recent CSTO summit in Moscow highlighted Russia’s lack of support even within the former Soviet region while underlining Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s status as Vladimir Putin’s last remaining ally.
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Belarus’ August 2020 presidential election saw widespread protests and serious fraud allegations as President Lukashenka claimed victory against popular opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Following a brutal crackdown against protestors by security forces, will Belarus begin its transition to democracy, or will Belarusians face further repression as Lukashenka’s rule falters?
UkraineAlert Feb 7, 2023
The Belarusian opposition can help defeat Putin in Ukraine
Belarus has played a key supporting role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but the democratic Belarusian opposition recognizes that defeating Putin can lead to the downfall of their own dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
UkraineAlert Dec 22, 2022
Will Putin force Belarus to join the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
By Alesia Rudnik
Vladimir Putin traveled to Minsk this week for the first time in three-and-a-half years, fueling speculation that he is seeking to pressure Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka into joining the failing invasion of Ukraine.
UkraineAlert Oct 3, 2022
Will Putin send mobilized Russians to Belarus for a new Kyiv offensive?
By Alesia Rudnik
Vladimir Putin’s decision to order Russia’s first mobilization since World War II has revived fears in neighboring Belarus that the country could be dragged into the invasion of Ukraine and a new march on Kyiv.
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