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A conversation with Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

#ACFRONTPAGE – Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya discusses the need for the international community to stay focused on the Belarusian people’s effort to oust authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

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Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Breaking the tie: Security and stability in Belarus

Online Event The domestic stalemate in Belarus presents a strategic security problem for the Kremlin and may test the resolve of policymakers in Washington and Brussels.

10:00am Belarus Democratic Transitions European Union Russia

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Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Questions remain after Putin hosts Lukashenka

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed his Belarusian counterpart Alyaksandr Lukashenka to Sochi this week but it remains unclear exactly what was agreed during their summit meeting.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

US and EU must hold Russia accountable for enabling brutal Belarus crackdown

Belarus presents an opportunity for the US to partner with the EU in order to ensure that pressure is maintained not just on Alyaksandr Lukashenka, but on his enabler Vladimir Putin as well.

UkraineAlert by Polina Sadovskaya

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Belarus dictator Lukashenka seeks to silence the media

A Minsk court sentenced journalists Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova to two years in prison on February 18 in a case that highlights the war against free speech that is accompanying Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s crackdown on the country's six-month pro-democracy uprising.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Soviet-style Belarus dictator goes back to the future

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's recent People's Assembly was a Soviet-style affair designed to help him reclaim leadership of the country following six months of nationwide pro-democracy protests.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Civil Society

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Innovative opposition defies Belarus dictator Lukashenka

The adaptive tactics of the Belarusian street, combined with the emergence of dissident security service veterans, illustrate that the Lukashenka regime and its Kremlin allies have lost the initiative.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Civil Society

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Exploring Belarusian civil society

For more than six months, Belarus has been rocked by an unprecedented wave of pro-democracy protests. This brief guide aims to introduce some the NGOs active in Belarus as the country seeks historic change.

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Belarus Civil Society

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

European leadership: Transatlantic relations and the future of Belarus

The Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office organized a webinar on the topic of ”European Leadership: Transatlantic relations and the Future of Belarus”.

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Belarus Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Is Russia slowly annexing Belarus in plain sight?

Moscow's current efforts to turn Belarusian territory into a platform for Russia’s armed forces are accompanied by moves to accelerate an economic integration that could amount to a soft annexation.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Russia

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Belarus national reinvention leaves little room for Russia

Vladimir Putin's decision to prop up the Lukashenka dictatorship in Belarus has forced many Belarusians to rethink their attitudes towards Russia and fueled growing support for greater European integration.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Belarus protests echo in Russia: Will Putin repeat Lukashenka’s mistake?

The recent wave of anti-regime protests in Russia have taken inspiration from the six-month pro-democracy uprising in neighboring Belarus. Will Putin repeat Belarus dictator Lukashenka's hardline response?

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

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Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Breaking the tie: Security and stability in Belarus

Online Event The domestic stalemate in Belarus presents a strategic security problem for the Kremlin and may test the resolve of policymakers in Washington and Brussels.

10:00am Belarus Democratic Transitions European Union Russia