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Sat, Sep 26, 2020

Lukashenka’s rapid decline is giving Putin nightmares

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's worsening predicament is setting off alarm bells in the Kremlin, where events in neighboring Belarus are viewed as a possible blueprint for future unrest inside Russia itself.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Zelenskyy puts Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic future at risk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promised to end an era of corruption. Instead, he stands accused of reversing the limited progress of recent years and opening the door to Russian revenge.

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

James Clyburn: The question now is whether America can ‘repair our faults’

The pandemic has “demonstrated that there are some significant fault lines in the country,” US House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn told the Atlantic Council. “The question now becomes whether or not we’re going to be able to repair those faults.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

How post-election protests are creating a new Belarus

After almost three decades in the post-Soviet doldrums, historic change is finally underway in Belarus. Lukashenka and Putin can still delay this process, but they can no longer derail it entirely.

UkraineAlert by Franak Viačorka

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Sanctions against Belarus must also target Russia

The US and EU are preparing to impose sanctions on Belarus over the Lukashenka regime's violent crackdown on protests. To be effective, sanctions should also target Lukashenka's Russian allies.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Belarus national awakening offers hope for Ukraine as Soviet collapse continues

Belarus has emerged from its post-Soviet slumber and has set out on the road to democracy. This is good news for the Belarusians themselves. It is also a welcome development for Ukraine but less so for Russia.

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Putin risks turning Belarus from natural ally to enemy

Vladimir Putin has successfully intervened in neighboring Belarus over the past month to prop up fellow post-Soviet dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka, but the cost may be rising anti-Russian sentiment.

UkraineAlert by Hanna Liubakova

Belarus Crisis Management

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Liubakova joins Starr to talk Belarus on the Black Diplomats podcast

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

The EU’s “grave concern” will not help Belarus

The Belarus crisis has exposed the EU's foreign policy limitations, but a tougher European Union response could still succeed in bringing Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka to the negotiating table.

UkraineAlert by Franak Viačorka

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: South Asia

The next US administration will need to confront a slew of regional challenges, including China’s growing political and economic clout; a resurgence of majoritarian politics; strained India-US relations; the impending Afghanistan peace process; and post-COVID-19 reconstruction.

Five Big Questions by South Asia Center

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