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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

Nagorno-Karabakh and Belarus Issues Discussed at International Crisis Group

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Carl Bildt, former Sweden’s Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, spoke about the main approaches of Russia and the European Union to the crises in the South Caucasus and Belarus. On September 28, 2020, the International Crisis Group held an online expert discussion of the state and prospects for resolving conflict situations in the post-Soviet space. Particular attention was paid to the latest events in Nagorno-Karabakh ...

30.09.2020

Perestroika Belarusian-Style: The Logic of the Systemic Crisis

The Crisis in Belarus is Much More than “Just” a Colour Revolution The massive street protests that have taken place in Belarus recently are only the tip of the iceberg of what we can expect to see in the coming months and years. Although, of course, the situation ...

23.09.2020

Meeting with Norwegian Ambassador to Russia Rune Resaland

... Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Rune Resaland, Norwegian Ambassador to Russia, and Eirik Bergene, Embassy Counselor. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: possible scenarios for the development of events in Belarus and their impact on the future of relations between Russia and the West, primarily in the Baltic region. In addition, the discussion touched upon various aspects of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the global recession on the system ...

07.09.2020

Why History Matters in Belarus

Is there a future for Belarus as an independent nation, or must it choose between being absorbed by the Poland-Lithuania-NATO constellation of power or by metropolitan Russia? For centuries, the land on which the contemporary sovereign state of Belarus sits has been a ...

03.09.2020
 

Poll conducted

  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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