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Belarus Rally

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Pro-Lukashenka Telegram channels amplify each other to smear protesters

Several Telegram channels supporting Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka are actively amplifying each other’s content in an attempt to discredit anti-Lukashenka protesters while mobilizing supporters to attend pro-government rallies.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Sanctions against Belarus must also target Russia

The US and EU are preparing to impose sanctions on Belarus over the Lukashenka regime's violent crackdown on protests. To be effective, sanctions should also target Lukashenka's Russian allies.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Belarus national awakening offers hope for Ukraine as Soviet collapse continues

Belarus has emerged from its post-Soviet slumber and has set out on the road to democracy. This is good news for the Belarusians themselves. It is also a welcome development for Ukraine but less so for Russia.

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Putin risks turning Belarus from natural ally to enemy

Vladimir Putin has successfully intervened in neighboring Belarus over the past month to prop up fellow post-Soviet dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka, but the cost may be rising anti-Russian sentiment.

UkraineAlert by Hanna Liubakova

Belarus Crisis Management
Maria Kolesnikova

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Belarus state media botch reporting on a botched abduction

After a foiled abduction of three Belarusian opposition members, Belarus state-owned media outlets stuck to the official version of events, despite mounting evidence of inconsistencies in the story.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Liubakova joins Starr to talk Belarus on the Black Diplomats podcast

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

The EU’s “grave concern” will not help Belarus

The Belarus crisis has exposed the EU's foreign policy limitations, but a tougher European Union response could still succeed in bringing Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka to the negotiating table.

UkraineAlert by Franak Viačorka

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Viačorka quoted by CNN on Putin’s Belarus dilemna

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Davidzon in Tablet: Crushing democracy in Belarus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Civil Society

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Putin’s new constitution spells out modern Russia’s imperial ambitions

The constitutional amendments adopted by Russia in summer 2020 have far-reaching implications for the Russian population, but the potential repercussions are also causing considerable unease in Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries.

UkraineAlert by Pavlo Klimkin, Volodymyr Ivanov and Andreas Umland

Belarus Conflict