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Sanctions Against Belarus: A Hybrid Option

The effect of US sanctions will be much stronger in comparison with the restrictive measures of the EU and other countries Another package of economic sanctions has been introduced against Belarus. US President Joe Biden signed a new executive order expanding both the number of Belarusian persons under sanctions and the range of restrictive measures applied . These actions mark another stage in the escalation of pressure on Minsk. They ...

18.08.2021

Relations between Abkhazia and Syria: Towards a Domino Effect with Belarus and North Korea?

... for Sukhum (the de facto capital of Abkhazia). Nevertheless, this diplomatic advance marks a turning point and raises new challenges, notably that of a domino effect and the recognition of Abkhazia by other countries allied to the Kremlin, notably by Belarus and by North Korea. Foreign policy of Abkhazia At the time of the break-up of the Soviet Union, the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of Abkhazia, part of Soviet Georgia, became de facto independent and benefited from Moscow’s support to ...

23.06.2021

Ryanair Incident: Five Sanctions Risks for the Republic of Belarus

New sanctions may turn out to be even more serious than the restrictive measures introduced last year in response to the situation around the presidential elections The detention in Belarus of a plane operated by the Irish company Ryanair has caused a sharp reaction in the US and the EU. The issue of expanding sanctions was again on the agenda. They may turn out to be even more serious than the restrictive measures introduced last ...

28.05.2021

‘Strategic Frivolity’ of the West and the Belarus Issue

... countries’ reaction to the detention of an opposition leader in Minsk has revealed the high degree of readiness of the United States and its allies to create risky situations for the sake of momentary political benefits. No matter how the actions of the Belarusian authorities were consistent with international aviation law and customs, the behaviour of Washington and most of European capitals showed that they are difficult, if not hopeless partners for the rest of the world community. Now we have no ...

28.05.2021

Experts Discuss Russia-Belarus Relations

On February 15, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a closed discussion on crisis in Belarus as a challenge for Russia-Belarus relations On February 15, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a closed discussion on crisis in Belarus as a challenge for Russia-Belarus relations. The event was opened by Andrey Kortunov,...

16.02.2021

Trade and welfare effects of implementing the Belarus-Russia Union State

... prime example of the lived concept of the economic integration of different speeds and of a “Eurasia of concentric rings”. There is the CIS free trade area, then the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), and last but not least the Union State between Belarus and Russia; not to mention some other (security) political regional-multilateral organizations, e.g., the CSTO.The Union State was formally founded in 1999. Its ultimate goal is to create a supranational confederation between Belarus and Russia....

23.01.2021

Determining Factors of Election Protests in the Post-Soviet Space

... countries. In Kyrgyzstan, the protests after the October parliamentary elections led to a swift and complete replacement of people at the very top of the decision-making structure, without attracting much international attention. On the other hand, in Belarus, where the presidential election sparked large-scale protests closely monitored by the international community, Alexander Lukashenko has managed to stay in power. The matter of the reasons for such different protest outcomes in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan ...

24.11.2020

Moscow’s New Rules

Russia is learning to mind its limitations, to repel residual nostalgia and to think straight, putting issues before personalities, staying focused on its own interests Simultaneous crises in Belarus, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Kyrgyzstan have demonstrated Russia’s maturing approach to its neighborhood. Russia is learning to mind its limitations; to repel residual nostalgia; and to think straight, putting issues before personalities, and staying ...

20.11.2020

А Hen Hatching Ducklings

... swim. Today you can see our poor hen rushing along the riverbank and calling back home her beloved ducklings, but this is hopeless -they will never come back”. I recall this metaphor when I look at the current reaction from the Kremlin to events in Belarus, in the South Caucasus and in Kyrgyzstan. The ducklings — each of them in its own way — are deserting the henhouse and are trying to get to the river. Will they make it? Nobody knows for sure. Vladimir Putin, unlike Mikhail Gorbachev, does ...

15.10.2020

France24 Debate on Possible Role of EU and France in Resolving Belarusian Crisis

On September 29, 2020, international debates on the possible role of France and the European Union as a whole in resolving the political crisis in Belarus were facilitated by France 24, a French television network. On September 29, 2020, international debates on the possible role of France and the European Union as a whole in resolving the political crisis in Belarus were facilitated by France ...

30.09.2020
 

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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