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A conversation with leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

What can officials in the United States do to support the democratic movement in Belarus in the face of continuing repression and state terror from Lukashenka’s regime? Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus, joins live from the Atlantic Council to discuss.

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Tue, Jul 20, 2021

A conversation with leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – What can officials in the United States do to support the democratic movement in Belarus in the face of continuing repression and state terror from Lukashenka’s regime? Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus, joins live from the Atlantic Council to discuss.

10:15am Belarus Democratic Transitions Elections Political Reform

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Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Russian-Belarusian military merger accelerates on NATO’s eastern flank

The accelerating military merger between Russia and Belarus is dramatically altering the regional security equation and creating an authoritarian army on the European Union's eastern frontier.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Russia

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing August 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Afghanistan Belarus

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Belarus dictator poses growing threat to Ukraine

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's growing dependence on the Kremlin is allowing Vladimir Putin to expand his military presence in Belarus and creating a new front in Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Lisa Yasko

Belarus Conflict

Fri, Sep 10, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the brewing refugee crisis in Eastern Europe and the new Taliban government

On September 10, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss Belarus’ attempt to inundate Eastern Europe with migrants, threats to democracy in Brazil, and the newly announced Taliban government in Afghanistan.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Belarus

Wed, Sep 8, 2021

Belarus and Europe’s new Iron Curtain

Kremlin-backed Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's weaponization of illegal migration has forced neighboring EU members to introduce tougher border restrictions and led to talk of a new Iron Curtain.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus European Union

Fri, Sep 3, 2021

Broadening the pressure on the Lukashenka regime

Recent news of fresh IMF financing for Belarus has sparked controversy at a time when the democratic world is seeking to impose sanctions on the country's Kremlin-backed dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

UkraineAlert by Daniel Fried

Belarus Economic Sanctions

Wed, Sep 1, 2021

Putin militarizes Belarus

Russian anti-aircraft missile crews arrived at a new base in Belarus last week as Vladimir Putin continues to transform his small western neighbor into an unofficial extension of Russia's Western Military District.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Russia

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

Mark interviewed in Radio Free Europe on IMF SDR allocations to Belarus

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In the News by Jeremy Mark

Belarus Economy & Business

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Lukashenka goes all in with Putin

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka continues to escalate his confrontation with the West in an apparent bid to convince Russia's Vladimir Putin that he remains a loyal and indispensable ally.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Aug 18, 2021

Belarus dictator escalates EU border migrant crisis

The crisis on Belarus's borders with the EU continues to escalate as Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka weaponizes illegal migrants as part of his hybrid war against Europe.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

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Events

Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Future of UN sanctions

Online Event Panel discussion on the future of targeted financial sanctions in the United Nations toolkit featuring Sue Eckert, George A. Lopez, Kimberly Prost, and Jacqueline Shire. This conversation is moderated by Howard Wachtel.

2:00pm Belarus China Economic Sanctions Ethiopia