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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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Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Biden and Belarus: A strategy for the new administration

Online Event Joe Biden promised to return America to the world stage and support fellow democracies. Belarus may need this support most urgently.

2:00pm Belarus Civil Society Democratic Transitions Political Reform

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Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Can stalling tactics save the wily Belarusian dictator?

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sought to defuse protests against his regime by promising to step down following constitutional reform, but critics believe he is merely trying to buy time.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Belarus presents the West with an opportunity to be on the right side of history

In shunning dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka and embracing Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and the opposition, the West is on the right side of history in Belarus. It must now make sure that it stays there.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Calls mount to strip Belarus dictator of right to host 2021 hockey world championship

Calls are mounting for Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka to be stripped of the right to co-host the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship over the brutal suppression of pro-democracy protests.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Belarus Elections

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Vladimir Putin has nothing but bad options in Belarus

Vladimir Putin knows his support for dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is poisoning attitudes towards Russia in neighboring Belarus, but he cannot allow a democratic uprising to succeed so close to home.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Is Russia preparing to replace Belarus dictator Lukashenka?

As Moscow works to create an advantageous outcome in Minsk, are there plans to replace Lukashenka with a pro-Kremlin movement of Belarusians?

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Political Reform

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Terror tactics fail to stop the rise of a democratic Belarus

By seeking to subjugate his own population, dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is unwittingly pushing the Belarusian people away from the Soviet past and towards a democratic European future.

UkraineAlert by Hanna Liubakova

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Sat, Dec 19, 2020

US poised to boost support for democracy in Belarus

Belarus looms large on the US foreign policy agenda for 2021. Senators can set the stage for the year ahead by passing the Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act of 2020.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

How secure is Belarus dictator Lukashenka’s throne of bayonets?

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's political survival depends on the continued loyalty of his extensive security apparatus—but just how secure is this throne of bayonets?

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Russia in retreat as the Soviet collapse continues

Russia suffered a series of setbacks in its own neighborhood during 2020 that underlined the counterproductive nature of Moscow's imperial approach to the post-Soviet world.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Central Asia

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Belarusian opposition leader’s message to the West: ‘Stay with us and we will win’

Explicit support from Western governments for the Belarusian people and stronger pressure on Lukashenka and his allies will help oust the regime and allow for new elections, Tsikhanouskaya said. “Stay with us and we will win.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Belarus Civil Society

Events

Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Biden and Belarus: A strategy for the new administration

Online Event Joe Biden promised to return America to the world stage and support fellow democracies. Belarus may need this support most urgently.

2:00pm Belarus Civil Society Democratic Transitions Political Reform

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