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Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Bryza joins CNN International to discuss the Nagorno- Karabakh dispute

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In the News

Europe & Eurasia The Caucasus

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Explainer: What’s behind the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

COVID-19, plague, and now war. As if 2020 was not cruel enough, fighting erupted on September 27 between Armenia and Azerbaijan along the contact line of the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, leading Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to declare martial law and total mobilization. President Ilham G. Aliyev of Azerbaijan addressed his nation, and partial martial law was declared in a number of Azerbaijani regions, including the capital Baku.

New Atlanticist by Ariel Cohen and Hayley Arlin

Conflict The Caucasus

Sat, Sep 26, 2020

Lukashenka’s rapid decline is giving Putin nightmares

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's worsening predicament is setting off alarm bells in the Kremlin, where events in neighboring Belarus are viewed as a possible blueprint for future unrest inside Russia itself.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Shaffer in The Brown Journal of World Affairs: In the era of US energy abundance: the role of the Caspian Region in US policy

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Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

How post-election protests are creating a new Belarus

After almost three decades in the post-Soviet doldrums, historic change is finally underway in Belarus. Lukashenka and Putin can still delay this process, but they can no longer derail it entirely.

UkraineAlert by Franak Viačorka

Belarus Democratic Transitions
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