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BelarusAlert

May 11, 2022

The Belarusian dictator’s dilemma

By Brian Whitmore

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka appears to recognize that Vladimir Putin's Ukraine War is going disastrously wrong and is desperate to distance himself but he remains completely dependent on the Kremlin.

Belarus Conflict

UkraineAlert

May 11, 2022

Kazakhstan cancels Victory Day in protest over Putin’s Ukraine War

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez, Kamila Auyezova

Kazakhstan's recent decision to cancel the country's annual WWII Victory Day parade was a small but significant indication of Nur-Sultan's opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Central Asia Conflict

In the News

May 10, 2022

Preble quoted in New Republic: If these intel leaks don’t stop, we could be headed for a war with Russia

By Atlantic Council

On May 10, Christopher Preble was quoted in a New Republic article on the potential consequences of intelligence leaks about US assistance to Ukraine’s military, making the case that US goals in Ukraine may exceed those of Ukraine itself and risk escalation. “As Chris Preble, (deputy director of) the New American Engagement Initiative at the […]

Conflict Defense Policy

BelarusAlert

May 8, 2022

Belarus dictator: Putin’s Ukraine invasion is not going according to plan

By Peter Dickinson

In a new Associated Press interview, Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has declared that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is not going according to plan and should be brought to an end as soon as possible.

Belarus Civil Society

In the News

May 4, 2022

Manning in The Hill: What if the post-American Middle East actually works?

By Atlantic Council

On May 4, Robert Manning published his bi-weekly column in The Hill, which asked whether a Middle East with a diminished US presence may function better than it has with heavy US interference. “There tends to be a false choice framed as the U.S. leaving the Middle East or staying. Neither is right. In fact, […]

English Extremism

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May 3, 2022

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Americas Colombia

In the News

Apr 28, 2022

Badi quoted in The New Arab on Russia’s deployment of Libya-based Wagner Group mercenaries to Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Industry

BelarusAlert

Apr 27, 2022

Putin’s Ukraine War leaves Lukashenka with nothing but bad options

By Brian Whitmore

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has gone against Belarusian public opinion and involved his country directly in Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Whoever now wins the war, his position will likely be weakened.

Belarus Conflict

In the News

Apr 27, 2022

Badi quoted in the Financial Times on Russia’s removal of Syrian and Wagner Group troops from Libya

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Industry

In the News

Apr 26, 2022

Aboudouh in Community99: Russia’s war on Ukraine causes Saudi Arabia and the UAE to reconsider how they handle U.S pressure on China

By Atlantic Council

China Conflict