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Belarus: Uncertain relations with Russia

10/2018

Within the given period the relations between Belarus and Russia have become a source of mostly negative news. As for the country’s  domestic policy, there are some significant changes in the opposition, while economic indicators are demonstrating lower figures for the first time over a rather long period.

New government of Belarus: first steps

09/2018

Changing the government the leader of Belarus was rather close to publicly define Russia as the main challenge to the independence and security of Belarus.

Belarus is getting ready for elections: new government and pressure on mass media

09/2018

The main task is to achieve the fastest results in the short-term perspective and harden the “control” over independent information flow before the elections.

Belarus: Diplomatic wars with Russia

08/2018

Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree to extend the visa-free stay for the foreign citizens from 80 countries from 5 to 30 days

Belarus: From unpredictable Kremlin to the West and the East

07/2018

Belarus authorities began preparations for the presidential and parliamentary elections and tried to ease the protest mood with the financial methods

Economy in The Eastern Partnership: partners, competitors or bystanders?

12/2017

No general economic platform for the Eastern Partnership countries can’t yet be discussed.

Belarus: New foreign policy challenges

12/2017

Instead of the President Vladimir Makei was the head of the Belarusian delegation at the Eastern Partnership Summit

Belarus: Fighting for operation space

11/2017

No later than May, 2018 the Russian authorities are launching the temporary border control points on the Belarusian-Russian border.

“Zapad-2017”: Belarus between its ally obligations & regional security commitments

10/2017

“Zapad-2017” drills attracted the unprecended international attention as at least from 2008 Russia instrumentalized its large-scale military maneuvers in order to serve its geopolitical purposes

Belarus: Devaluating status of Russia’s irreplaceable ally

10/2017

The Foreign Affairs Minister Vladimir Makei yet again introduced “Helsinki-2” initiative in UNO

Belarus: Between “Helsinki-2“ and “Zapad-2017“

09/2017

Alexander Lukashenko personally controlled the «harvest fight» collecting political points from the rural areas voters

Belarus: Political games of law enforcement agencies

07/2017

Law enforcement agencies grow power in Belarus

Belarus: China’s most special partner

06/2017

Partnership with China for Belarus opens the opportunity to hedge its foreign policy risks

Belarus: Balancing foreign policy and reviving the economy

05/2017

The State of the Nation address was delivered by the President of the Republic of Belarus to the people of Belarus

Belarus – Russia: Crisis is over?

04/2017

The contradictions between Belarus and Russia have always been fundamental

Belarus: ( No) Freedom Day

04/2017

Special forces demonstrated the brutality on March 25, on Freedom Day

Belarus: Turbulent February

04/2017

February turned out to be restless for Belarus. The necessity of long-overdue economic reforms and, as a consequence, the country’s dissatisfaction with its socio-economic situation has resulted in mass protests on the streets of the capital and in the regions.

Belarus: Threats to the Independence and Sovereignty

03/2017

President Lukasheko’s messages focused on the task of ensuring peace and security for Belarus and its need to «keep the gunpowder dry»

Belarus: Establishing Dialogue with the West and New Components in the State Ideology

01/2017

Belarusian territory cannot be used by foreign troops for military aggression against neighbouring countries