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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

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Reimagining Ukraine: A discussion with Yevhen Hlibovytsky

Online Event Civil society in Ukraine continues to drive the country’s Euro-Atlantic trajectory from the ground up. How can NGOs and reform-minded government institutions create a more democratically vibrant Ukraine?

11:00am Civil Society Democratic Transitions Eastern Europe Ukraine

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Wed, Aug 4, 2021

Belarus dissident death in Ukraine fuels fears over Lukashenka death squads

The suspicious death of exiled Belarus dissident Vital Shyshou in Kyiv this week is fueling speculation over dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's use of death squads to eliminate political opponents across Europe.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Non-Traditional Threats

Tue, Aug 3, 2021

FAST THINKING: Dead activists, fleeing Olympians, and jailed journalists: Is this the new normal for Belarus?

Experts Melinda Haring and Doug Klain from the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center explain what's behind the regime's latest illegal actions abroad and discuss what's ahead for Lukashenka in Belarus as we approach the anniversary of the dictator's illegitimate reelection.

Fast Thinking by Melinda Haring

Belarus Corruption

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Concerns mount over Russia-Belarus military exercises

With the quadrennial Zapad military exercises just six weeks away, Russian troops and military equipment have begun arriving in Belarus, and many in the West are concerned that Putin may seek to exploit the buildup.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Russia

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Belarus’ future and her place in it

“I’m not going to participate in new elections,” Tsikhanouskaya said at the Atlantic Council. Instead, she wants to see a new free and fair election and a self-sustaining democratic movement in Belarus.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Benitez in Stars and Stripes: Russian actions in Black Sea show ‘increasing aggression,’ says top US admiral in the region

Jorge Benitez was quoted in a Stars and Stripes article regarding the escalation of Russian military aggression in the Black Sea against US and NATO warships conducting exercises in the region.

In the News by Jorge Benitez

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Money wars in Belarus

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is increasing financial pressure of his domestic opponents. Meanwhile, Western sanctions against his regime continue to mount, leaving Belarus more and more dependent on Russia.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Infrastructure cooperation could hold the key to Armenia’s future security

As the South Caucasus looks to move on following last year's Nagorno-Karabakh War, shared infrastructure projects could help foster greater regional stability and improve the chances for a sustainable peace.

UkraineAlert by Ani Yeghiazaryan

Geopolitics & Energy Security Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Putin and Lukashenka are locked in a dysfunctional axis of autocrats

Vladimir Putin and Alyaksandr Lukashenka are bound together in an axis of autocrats but the two dictators are also locked in a game of cat and mouse over Kremlin efforts to expand Russian influence in Belarus.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Economic Sanctions

Sat, Jul 10, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing June 2021

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

Blog Post

Belarus China

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Lukashenka vs. Europe

The autocratic regime of Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is intensifying its ongoing cold war against Europe via a series of threats to block trade routes along with ongoing moves to flood the EU with illegal migrants.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus European Union