- 26 November 2010
05 June 2010
The post-Soviet integration and cooperation initiatives have an extremely unsuccessful track record. It seems that the problems persist. Recently, the very idea of Customs Union between Belarus, Russian Federation and Kazakhstan had been questioned, after the government of Belarus made clear its intent to insist on more tariffs exemptions, especially concerning Russian raw oil exported to...
31 May 2010
To lower the price of Russian energy Belarus has tried pleas, threats, promises, and blackmail. Minsk set lowering the cost of imported energy as a condition to joining the Customs Union with Russia and Kazakhstan and last...
26 January 2010
A commentary by one of this website’s authors on the Russian-Belarusian oil duties dispute, for Novaja...
26 March 2009
In 2008, Alexander Lukashenka’s “last dictatorship in Europe” ousted the U.S. Ambassador from Belarus and forced the U.S. Embassy in Minsk to be reduced to a skeletal staff. Restoration of a...
01 February 2009
A recent New York Times article describes atrocities committed by Kadyrov regime in Chechnya. According to a former an exile Chechen, he and his family were able to flee to the European Union through Belarus with a $20 bribe: