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Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Europe must not abandon the new Belarus to Putin

Protests in Belarus over a rigged election have grabbed the world's attention this week. However, this geopolitically important democratic awakening has little chance of success without Western support.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Lukashenka vs. democracy: Where is Belarus heading?

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is facing the biggest crisis of his 26-year reign as protests erupt over attempts to falsify the country's August 9 presidential election. Can he cling on to power?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Sun, Aug 9, 2020

Europe’s last dictator: The rise and (possible) fall of Alyaksandr Lukashenka

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus for 26 years and earned the dubious title of "Europe's last dictator" but his country has experienced a pro-democracy awakening during this year's presidential election campaign.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Aug 5, 2020

From dictatorship to democracy: Can Belarus make history on Sunday?

Belarusians go to the polls on Sunday in a presidential vote that is being billed as the biggest challenge to President Lukashenko for 26 years. Will the international community back the country's democratic opposition?

UkraineAlert by Nicolai Khalezin

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Sun, Aug 2, 2020

China focus might distract the U.S. from the possibility of a Putin surprise in Belarus and beyond

For all the legitimate focus on rising US-China tensions, this summer’s sleeper surprise for the West is more likely to emerge from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The question is: will it grow from Russia’s strength, its weakness or some combination of the two?

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Belarus Russia

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Belarus presidential vote: Ukrainian MPs join calls for democratic breakthrough

The August 9 presidential election in Belarus promises to have major geopolitical ramifications for the entire region. A cross-party group of Ukrainian MPs has formed an association to support democracy in Belarus ahead of the vote.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Jul 3, 2020

Minsk Maidan? Belarus facing summer of discontent

Belarus has been an international backwater for much of the past 25 years, but it may soon find itself thrust into the geopolitical spotlight as tensions mount ahead of the country's August 9 presidential election.

UkraineAlert by Victor Tregubov

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Belarus presidential vote: Democratic breakthrough?

A combination of domestic and geopolitical factors makes the upcoming Belarusian presidential election the most important for a generation, but can Lukashenko be defeated democratically?

UkraineAlert by Viktoriya Zakrevskaya

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

US foreign policy and Euro-Caspian energy security: The time is now to build the Trans-Caspian Pipeline

The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) represents a historic success for Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) in regard to their common quest for new energy supply sources and routes. Over the last decade, the EU has intensified its efforts to expand the SGC, seeking to attract gas from Turkmenistan. The time is now ripe to connect Turkmen gas with SGC infrastructure and the European market through a Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline.

EnergySource by Matthew Bryza, Robert M. Cutler, and Giorgi Vashakmadze

Central Asia Energy & Environment

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Russian cyberattack on Georgia shows why the US should pass the Georgia Support Act

The US Senate could take a significant step toward helping its vulnerable ally by passing the Georgia Support Act and ensuring its provisions are met. The multitude of statements supporting Georgia and condemning the Russian attacks are, of course, a politically positive message for Georgia—but to think statements can change or deter the Kremlin’s behavior is beyond naïve. Concrete actions, such as the passage and signing of H.R.598 into law, would be a message of support backed with real weight.

New Atlanticist by George Tsereteli

Cybersecurity Security Partnerships

Events

Mon, Aug 24, 2020

A conversation with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Secretary Pompeo discusses his recent trip to Central and Eastern Europe and how European nations are awakening to the China challenge.

9:30am ONLINE EVENT