Nika Aleksejeva

Lead Researcher for the Baltics, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Givi Gigitashvili

Research Assistant for the Caucasus, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Roman Osadchuk

Research Assistant for Eurasia, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab


Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Belarus’ balancing act

Belarus' deputy foreign minister stated that Minsk’s desire is “to be friends with everybody, including the Euro-Atlantic community.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer


Thu, Nov 14, 2013

Damon Wilson to Outline a US Strategy for Europe’s East

Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson will testify before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on European Affairs hearing today on A Pivotal Moment for the Eastern Partnership: Outlook for Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

Announcements by Atlantic Council

Belarus The Caucasus

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Nuclear geopolitics in the Baltic Sea region: Exposing Russian strategic interests behind Ostrovets NPP

In the Baltic Sea Region, there is an important but often overlooked and underestimated security challenge brewing. Russia is increasing its foothold in Belarus by facilitating and supporting the construction of the Ostrovets NPP, while simultaneously blocking other strategic energy projects.

Issue Brief by Giedrius Česnakas and Justinas Juozaitis

Belarus Eastern Europe

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Mass detention of journalists exposes emerging shifts in Belarus

The crackdown is the product of a transitioning Belarus, in which the forces of modernization are clashing with efforts to slow down or even halt the changes.

UkraineAlert by Maxim Eristavi


Mon, Nov 5, 2018

Herbst Quoted in Newsweek on Belarus’s Claims of Protecting the West

Read the full article here.

In the News by John E. Herbst


Mon, Nov 21, 2016

The Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Then and Now

Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk still believes deeply in the power of international norms to maintain peace. “Today’s world is based on great principles: sovereignty, territorial integrity, and untouchable borders. And as far as I understand the situation, the United States is the guardian of these principles,” said Kravchuk at an event on November 18, […]

Event Recap by Amanda Abrams

Belarus Russia
The geo-strategic area around Suwalki, Poland has a rich and complex history

Tue, Feb 9, 2016

NATO’s Vulnerable Link in Europe: Poland’s Suwalki Gap

The Pentagon’s decision to quadruple its 2017 budget for European defence due to the perceived threat of Russian aggression and the recent RAND report noting the difficulties NATO would have defending the Baltic States, are once again bringing to the forefront the risks on Europe’s frontier states.

NATOSource by Agnia Grigas

Belarus NATO
Range of Russia's Iskander missiles when deployed in Kaliningrad

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Is NATO’s New Fulda Gap in Poland?

The head of U.S. Army Europe is eyeing a narrow sliver of land connecting Poland with Lithuania, concerned about the Russian troops and equipment he has been watching pile up on either side.

NATOSource by Paul McLeary, Foreign Policy

Belarus NATO

Mon, May 15, 2017

Why the Internet May Save Us After All

New Activists in Belarus and Russia Take to the Streets after Videos and Memes Spread On a single weekend in March, Russia and Belarus witnessed their largest protests in five years. Both countries have seen major street demonstrations in the past, but these were different and catalyzed by social media. The widespread use of online […]

UkraineAlert by Nina Jankowicz

Belarus Russia
Military parade to mark 70th anniversary of victory in World War II, May 9, 2015

Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Infographic: Data Disproves Russian Lies about NATO Military Expansion

Russian leaders have been promoting the myth of NATO military expansion as part of their justification for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.

NATOSource by Jorge Benitez and Lucas Della Ventura

Belarus Central Asia