Sat, Mar 7, 2020

Bryza joins TVP (Polish) to discuss British military exercises in Belarus and Russia’s relations with Belarus and Turkey

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Anonymous pro-Russian Telegram channels target protests in Belarus

Amid ongoing economic integration talks between Russia and Belarus, eight channels attacked opponents of integration and spread pro-Kremlin narratives.

Article by Givi Gigitashvili

Belarus Disinformation

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Carpenter speaks to The Daily Beast on Lukashenko’s Ukraine policy

As former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Michael Carpenter speaks on longstanding Belarusian policies towards Ukraine. Related reading More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Sat, Feb 1, 2020

Fried joins NPR All Things Considered to discuss Pompeo’s visit to Minsk

Amb. Daniel Fried speaks to Michele Kelemen on NPR's All Things Considered regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Belarus, and the Trump Administration's quest to improve relations with the former Soviet republic.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Eastern Europe

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Is Belarus Putin’s next target?

Vladimir Putin has been turning up the pressure on Belarus in recent months as Moscow seeks to move forward with plans to merge the country into a so-called Union State with Russia, but Minsk is proving evasive. Will Belarus be the scene of Putin's next big foreign policy adventure?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

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


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


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, 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

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