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Whom to Blame for the 11 April Terrorist Attack?
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In less than two days after the 11 April attack, Aliaksandr Lukashenka announced that the investigation resulted in capture of the suspected terrorist. According to Belarusian security services, the terrorist was a mentally ill person who had constructed a...
12 April 2011
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The Consequences of the April 11 Minsk Bombing

The explosion in Minsk underground is the most tragic terrorist act, which Belarus has seen since the end of the Second World War. The bomb exploded at the busiest station of Minsk subway on Monday evening. Over two hundred...

3 March 2011
Real Embargoes and Imaginary Sanctions

Yesterday the United Nations apologized for a mistaken statement that Belarus supplied helicopters to Ivory Coast violating the UN embargo regime. Even if these allegations were true, there would be not much what the UN...

2 March 2011
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Belarus Arms Trade: an Autocrat in Need is an Asset Indeed

The waves of revolutions rolling across the Middle East have taught the Belarusian regime an important lesson. Helping fellow dictators in need – even in faraway African countries – pays off in the long run. Democratic dominoes do fall,...

1 March 2011
Is Lukashenka a Threat to International Security?
Is Lukashenka a Threat to International Security?

28 February 2011
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Belarus Should Learn Lessons from Libya

As Muammar Gadaffi deploys aviation and artillery to protect his rule from Lybian citizens, Alexander Lukashenka vowed to use Belarus army to protect his political regime. Although not everything said by Mr Lukashenka should be taken seriously, this statement...

25 January 2011
EU-Belarus Relations: He who Learns but Does not Think is Lost
EU-Belarus Relations: He who Learns but Does not Think is Lost

3 December 2010
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Lukashenka Plays the Ace Up His Sleeve

4 September 2010
Belarus to Sell 33 Fighter Jets to a Private Company
Belarus to Sell 33 Fighter Jets to a Private Company

Belarus is about to sign the world’s largest sale of fighter jets to a private company. ECA, a Netherlands-based company, is in talks to purchase 33 fighter...

30 June 2010
Role of the Military in Belarusian Foreign Policy
Role of the Military in Belarusian Foreign Policy

Belarus’ voice is seldom heard on the international scene, and its concerns are rarely taken into account. Minsk has not succeeded in achieving its major foreign policy goals and...

21 June 2010
To Engage or Not to Engage: The Policy Dilemma of Dealing with Belarus
To Engage or Not to Engage: The Policy Dilemma of Dealing with Belarus

How to deal with Belarus, along with the question of whether to engage or seek to isolate the regime of Aliaksandr Lukashenka has been a bone of contention in policy...

15 June 2010
As Violence Grows Regional Security Organisations Fail to Make Kyrgyzstan Secure
As Violence Grows Regional Security Organisations Fail to Make Kyrgyzstan Secure

Regional security organisations prove to be remarkably inefficient as the ethnic violence unfolds in Kyrgystan. This country is Central Asia is a member of a half a...

11 June 2010
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Belarusian HEU: Lukashenka’s Ace up the Sleeve

Belarusian highly enriched uranium (HEU) has not received a significant amount of attention apart from within small policy circles. Belarus was not invited to the high-profile Nuclear Security Summit this spring in Washington, nor has it had much of...

4 June 2010
Venezuela’s Oil May Help Belarus Make Friends
Venezuela’s Oil May Help Belarus Make Friends

This year Europe will purchase its first oil products from Venezuelan crude refined in Belarusian Mozyr. While Belarusian citizens have a hard time obtaining visas and traveling, Belarusian oil products traverse borders...

31 May 2010
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How Low Can Minsk Go for Cheaper Energy?

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...