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September 3, 2018

Government reshuffling in Belarus

A new political generation takes over responsibility for Belarus

In August and September Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko performed a massive transformation of his government. A new generation takes over key government positions. more…

August 31, 2018

The European Games in Minsk 2019

About relationship between sports and politics

In 2019 Belarus hosts the European Games. Which framework conditions must be expected and considered here? more…

August 31, 2018

History and current situation

Think Tanks in Belarus

This analytical publication takes the stock of the current and historical situation of think tanks in the Republic of Belarus. more…

June 21, 2018

Belarus Being a Factor

The NATO Exercise Saber Strike

In the beginning of June NATO was conducting a defense exercise Saber Strike in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with 18,000 soldiers. The exercise sought to strengthen defense in a geographically significant region. more…

February 1, 2018

Minsk comes to agreement with Brussels

Belarus after the 5th summit of the EU Eastern Partnership

The rapprochement process between Belarus and the European Union, which started in 2015, gains new momentum thanks to the Eastern Partnership Summit in November 2017. Further tangible progress now to expected — if Belarus remains active going forward. more…

January 29, 2018

China and Belarus

Forced marriage rather than strategic partnership

The People’s Republic of China is becoming more and more prominent for Belarus. But at the moment the Minsk-Beijing relationship is still far from being a real partnership. more…

January 26, 2018

Digitalization breakthrough in Belarus?

Everything on Bitcoin and Blockchain

After a prosperous IT industry established itself in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk over the past years, the government now strives to boost the location’s attractiveness for high-tech enterprises through an openly liberal legislative package. more…

February 20, 2017

Opening towards the West

Tensions between Moscow and Minsk

After Minsk introduced a minor visa liberalization for foreigners within the framework of its gradual opening towards the West in the past months, political tension between Russia and Belarus have been mounting. What is this caused by and which scenarios exist for the West therein? more…

December 9, 2016

A breakthrough for Human Rights?

First national Human Rights plan

In October the Republic of Belarus adopted its first national human rights plan. Even though the plan doesn’t address various important concerns for human rights in the country, it increases the attention towards human rights issues within the government of Belarus. more…