Belarus

 
  • Op-Ed
    NATO Enlargement 20 Years Later
    Eugene Rumer August 20, 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York

    Two decades after the debate about NATO enlargement pitted “NATO-firsters” against “Russia-firsters,” both sides have had reasons to say, “I told you so.” And they did.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Ukraine Talks in Belarus: ‘Don’t Expect Miracles’
    Andrew S. Weiss July 30, 2014 Deutsche Welle

    The Ukraine talks being held in Belarus, which will focus on access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, are unlikely to result in any serious breakthroughs or resolutions.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Kremlin Tries Charm to Counter E.U.
    Judy Dempsey August 5, 2013 New York Times Русский

    Russia and the European Union are competing intensely for influence in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and other countries.

     
  • Article
    A Successful Vilnius Summit: Mission Possible
    Olga Shumylo-Tapiola June 4, 2013

    The EU has the opportunity to forge a more effective policy in the Eastern Partnership region. Now it needs to harness the courage and vision to make a real difference.

     
  • Other Publications
    The EU in the East: Too Ambitious in Rhetoric, Too Unfocused in Action
    Olga Shumylo-Tapiola, Lucia Najšlová, Věra Řiháčková February 19, 2013 Policy Paper

    Encouraging a multi-stakeholder dialogue and amplifying the voice of non-state actors acting in the public interest are key issues on which the Union should focus its assistance to the East.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Human Rights and Sports Events
    Judy Dempsey February 18, 2013 New York Times

    Despite the support by some political parties in Europe, human rights organizations have been unable to prevent high-profile events taking place in autocratic countries.

     
  • Article
    The Day After Lukashenka
    Matthew Rojansky June 9, 2011

    The West must look ahead to when President Lukashenka is no longer in office and help the people of Belarus develop its civil society.

     
  • Article
    Belarus: No Easy Answers
    Matthew Rojansky May 16, 2011

    As Belarus faces increased isolation and potential economic collapse, it is time for the international community to come together and seek a least bad outcome for the short term, while laying the foundation for long-term positive change.

     
  • Op-Ed
    How Can The EU's Eastern Partnership Project Succeed?
    Thomas de Waal May 2, 2011 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

    In order for the EU to succeed in promoting political and economic reform in several eastern European countries, it must find a way to offer significant incentives to the political elites of those nations even as it withholds the possibility of EU membership.

     
  • Op-Ed
    EU Expansion: Dead in the Water?
    Thomas de Waal April 15, 2011 National Interest

    Promoting democracy in the six post-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe that were designated by the European Union as deserving special attention will require the EU to offer incentives for implementing reforms.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Shadow Play in Belarus
    Yekaterina Glod, Richard Youngs June 6, 2014

    EU-Belarus relations have been frozen for years. A debate is now taking shape on whether the new geostrategic context across Europe’s East might unblock this atrophy.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Problems for the Eurasian Economic Union Are Just Starting
    Alexey Malashenko June 5, 2014

    Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia signed a treaty on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on May 29. While Russia mainly hopes to increase its political clout, all three presidents realize how many difficulties they will have to overcome.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The “Besieged Fortress” Virus
    Lilia Shevtsova April 8, 2014

    After the Russian annexation of Crimea, the Belarusian President Lukashenko starts creating a “besieged fortress” and mobilizing the Belarusians to defend their country from potential Russian aggression. Moreover, Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev may follow Lukashenko’s example. It is clear that the future Eurasian Union cannot be strong.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Getting EU-Russia Relations Back on Track
    Dmitri Trenin January 17, 2014

    The notion of progressively closer ties between Russia and the EU is no longer viable. Brussels urgently needs to develop a new set of objectives and strategies toward Moscow.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    No to Europe, But No Customs Union Either?
    Thomas de Waal December 4, 2013

    As the focus is all on Putin's effort to reshape his neighborhood this week, a Kazakh and a Belarusian silence is an awkward reminder that the Eurasian Union was supposed to be a collaborative project and that the more Putin grabs the headlines, the less that is the case.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Ukraine: A Backdoor for the EU’s Eastern Neighbors
    Judy Dempsey October 21, 2013

    A pro-European Ukraine would have huge advantages for Poland and the rest of the EU. But it would also have broader consequences for Eastern Europe’s complex web of interests.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Europe Closes the Door on Belarus
    Matthew Rojansky February 29, 2012 Voice of Russia

    With the latest round of sanctions and the decision to recall ambassadors from Minsk, the European Union has effectively closed the door on Belarus.

     
  • Event
    Update From Belarus
    Balázs Jaráblik, Matthew Rojansky, Yury Chavusau, Janna Grinyuk, Yury Zisser April 12, 2013 Washington, DC

    Despite limited international engagement with Belarus, the situation in the country continues to evolve.

     
  • Event
    Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood and the Future of the Eastern Partnership
    Romano Prodi, Matthew Rojansky March 14, 2013 Washington, DC

    In November, the EU will convene a landmark summit of the Eastern Partnership, bringing together European heads of state with leaders of the six former Soviet Eastern Partnership countries.

     
  • Event
    Supporting Democracy in Georgia and Ukraine: Time for a Rethink?
    Thomas de Waal, Thomas Carothers, Laura Jewett, Bruce Jackson, Richard Youngs December 18, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    Recent events in the post-Soviet European neighborhood have again put the spotlight on struggling efforts for democratization in the region.

     
  • Event
    Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
    James Collins, Henry Kissinger June 25, 2012 Kyiv, Ukraine

    Carnegie's Ukraine Program hosted a private discussion on global trends and opportunities with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger.

     
  • Event
    Belarus: Stable Instability?
    Matthew Rojansky, Balázs Jarábik, Tatiana Kouzina, Sergej Satsuk, Olga Stuzhinskaya, Rodger Potocki June 18, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    One year ago, the Belarus policy community lost one of its brightest stars, Vitali Silitski, director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS). To honor his memory, Carnegie hosted a discussion of the current situation in Belarus.

     
  • Event
    Transforming Belarus: Ways Ahead
    Stefan Füle, Pavel Daneyko, Arkady Moshes, Aliaksei Pikulik, Olga Shumylo-Tapiola, Jan Techau December 7, 2011 Brussels

    With independent polls indicating that Belarusians neither favor the current government’s course nor see any alternative in the opposition, the status quo must change in favor of the citizens.

     
  • Event
    20 Years of Belarus's Independence: Current Challenges and Future Development
    Balázs Jarábik, Daniel Krutzinna, Oleg Manaev, Valeria Klitsounova, Matthew Rojansky, Baxter Hunt, Mitchell Orenstein, Alexei Pikulik October 26, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    Twenty years after its independence from the Soviet Union, Belarus faces increasing isolation, possible economic collapse, and the brutal regime of Alexander Lukashenka.

     
  • Event
    Belarus: Back to Isolation?
    Alexei Pikulik, Rodger Potocki, Lawrence Silverman, Matthew Rojansky March 17, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    The recent presidential election in Belarus, followed by a crackdown on the opposition by President Aleksandr Lukashenka’s government, has strained relations between Minsk and the West.

     
  • Event
    The Ideal President: Election in Belarus
    Natalia Leshchenko, Sam Greene November 30, 2010 Moscow

    The ideal president and national leader for Belarus would be someone who appeals to the country’s national archetypes and can help form a national identity for Belarusians.

     
  • Event
    Russia and Its Neighbors
    James Collins, Robert Legvold February 24, 2009 Washington, D.C.

    The United States must recognize that former Soviet states are and will continue to be an important focus of Russia’s foreign policy, and should take a broader regional view to its relationships with countries in Russia's sphere of influence.

     
  • Op-Ed
    NATO Enlargement 20 Years Later
    Eugene Rumer August 20, 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York

    Two decades after the debate about NATO enlargement pitted “NATO-firsters” against “Russia-firsters,” both sides have had reasons to say, “I told you so.” And they did.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Ukraine Talks in Belarus: ‘Don’t Expect Miracles’
    Andrew S. Weiss July 30, 2014 Deutsche Welle

    The Ukraine talks being held in Belarus, which will focus on access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, are unlikely to result in any serious breakthroughs or resolutions.

     
  • Paper
    The Ukraine Crisis and the Resumption of Great-Power Rivalry
    Dmitri Trenin July 9, 2014

    Russia has stepped forward in Ukraine to protect its vital interests—which the West saw as aggression by a revisionist power. The ensuing conflict will last long and have an impact far beyond Europe.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Shadow Play in Belarus
    Yekaterina Glod, Richard Youngs June 6, 2014

    EU-Belarus relations have been frozen for years. A debate is now taking shape on whether the new geostrategic context across Europe’s East might unblock this atrophy.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Problems for the Eurasian Economic Union Are Just Starting
    Alexey Malashenko June 5, 2014

    Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia signed a treaty on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on May 29. While Russia mainly hopes to increase its political clout, all three presidents realize how many difficulties they will have to overcome.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The “Besieged Fortress” Virus
    Lilia Shevtsova April 8, 2014

    After the Russian annexation of Crimea, the Belarusian President Lukashenko starts creating a “besieged fortress” and mobilizing the Belarusians to defend their country from potential Russian aggression. Moreover, Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev may follow Lukashenko’s example. It is clear that the future Eurasian Union cannot be strong.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Getting EU-Russia Relations Back on Track
    Dmitri Trenin January 17, 2014

    The notion of progressively closer ties between Russia and the EU is no longer viable. Brussels urgently needs to develop a new set of objectives and strategies toward Moscow.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    No to Europe, But No Customs Union Either?
    Thomas de Waal December 4, 2013

    As the focus is all on Putin's effort to reshape his neighborhood this week, a Kazakh and a Belarusian silence is an awkward reminder that the Eurasian Union was supposed to be a collaborative project and that the more Putin grabs the headlines, the less that is the case.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Ukraine: A Backdoor for the EU’s Eastern Neighbors
    Judy Dempsey October 21, 2013

    A pro-European Ukraine would have huge advantages for Poland and the rest of the EU. But it would also have broader consequences for Eastern Europe’s complex web of interests.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Kremlin Tries Charm to Counter E.U.
    Judy Dempsey August 5, 2013 New York Times Русский

    Russia and the European Union are competing intensely for influence in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and other countries.

     

Carnegie Experts on Belarus

  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Lilia Shevtsova
    Senior Associate
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center

    Shevtsova chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, dividing her time between Carnegie’s offices in Washington, DC, and Moscow. She has been with Carnegie since 1995.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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