BelarusAlertAug 23, 2020
Belarus crisis: Will the army remain loyal to Lukashenka?
By Keith Jones
Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is facing the greatest challenge to his 26-year reign. As pro-democracy protests continue, much will depend on the role of the military. Will the army stay loyal or defect?
Keith Jones was the Associate Director, Partnerships & Impact for the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center. In this role, he oversaw the development of new partnerships that advance research on how emerging and frontier technologies are shaping geopolitics. Previously, he was the Assistant Director of Corporate Relations for the Atlantic Council and Assistant to the President, Special Projects at the White House Historical Association.
Keith is a 2022 Next-Gen Leader for the White House Historical Association, and previously received training on combating disinformation as a 360/Digital Sherlock Scholar with the Digital Forensic Research Lab, been awarded a Global Ally fellowship with the African Middle Eastern Leadership Project, and conducted research on active citizenship in Tunisia as a Richter Scholar. He received his B.A. in Diplomacy & World Affairs from Occidental College