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BelarusAlert by Daniel Fried, Michal Baranowski, Ben Judah

Nov 9, 2021

Belarus border crisis: Lukashenka weaponizes human misery

BelarusAlert by Daniel Fried, Michal Baranowski, Ben Judah

Kremlin-backed Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has weaponized migrants from across the Middle East and is using them to create a border crisis in his escalating hybrid war against the EU.

Belarus Conflict

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 4, 2021

Polymeropoulos in Belfer Center on Havana Syndrome

In the News by Atlantic Council

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Marc Polymeropoulous discusses Havana Syndrome.

Americas Cuba

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Nov 3, 2021

Is Lukashenka mimicking Putin’s weaponization of organized crime?

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

As he becomes more and more dependent on the Kremlin, is Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka now also adopting the Putin regime's practice of using organized crime as an instrument of statecraft?

Belarus Cybersecurity

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Oct 27, 2021

Has Lukashenka’s anti-NATO gambit paid off with Putin?

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's decision to abandon years of geopolitical neutrality and join Vladimir Putin's hybrid war against the West may have succeeded in convincing the Kremlin to keep him in position.

Belarus Conflict

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Oct 27, 2021

Europe must defend itself against Vladimir Putin’s energy weapon

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Moscow’s role in Europe’s escalating gas crisis should be a wake-up call for European policymakers who prefer to downplay the threat posed by weaponized Russian energy supplies and Vladimir Putin’s revisionist regime.

Conflict Disinformation

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Oct 20, 2021

Are Belarus and Russia using migrant crisis to smuggle agents into Europe?

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Elements of a new Iron Curtain are appearing along Belarus's border with the EU and officials are growing concerned that Putin and Lukashenka may be using the migrant crisis to smuggle agents into Europe.

Belarus European Union

UkraineAlert by Iuliia Mendel

Oct 19, 2021

Russia is the world’s leading exporter of instability

UkraineAlert by Iuliia Mendel

Vladimir Putin's Russia has emerged over the past two decades as the world's leading exporter of instability via tools ranging from digital disinformation and weaponized corruption to cyber attacks and military mercenaries.

Cybersecurity Disinformation

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Oct 13, 2021

Putin’s willing provocateur: Lukashenka escalates EU border crisis

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Shots were fired at the Belarusian-Polish border last week as Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's hybrid war against the European Union threatened to escalate further amid the weaponization of migrants.

Belarus Conflict

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Sep 8, 2021

Belarus and Europe’s new Iron Curtain

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Kremlin-backed Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's weaponization of illegal migration has forced neighboring EU members to introduce tougher border restrictions and led to talk of a new Iron Curtain.

Belarus European Union

UkraineAlert by Michael Druckman

Sep 7, 2021

Could Vladimir Putin repeat his Crimean conquest in southwestern Ukraine?

UkraineAlert by Michael Druckman

The Bessarabia region in southwestern Ukraine shares many of the same characteristics that helped facilitate the 2014 Kremlin takeover of Crimea and should be a national security priority for the Ukrainian authorities.

Conflict Disinformation