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The Real Shooting Distance of Belarusian Guns
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The Belarusian government not only violates human rights at home, but also hand over fist contributes to their violations abroad, going just as unpunished. Last week Graduate Institute of International Studies issued a report titled “Small Arms Survey 2009: Shadows...
17 July 2009
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Freedom House: Belarus is the only “Not Free” Country in Europe

WASHINGTON — Freedom House released its country reports on freedom in the world. Belarus remains the only European country classiffied as “Not Free”. A few former Soviet Union countries did better — Ukraine and Baltic States are regarded “Free”, while...

3 July 2009
New York Times: Russia’s Neighbors Resist Wooing and Bullying
New York Times: Russia’s Neighbors Resist Wooing and Bullying

1 July 2009
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenka, left, welcoming a group of U.S. congressmen in Minsk on Tuesday. Photo by Nikolai Petrov / Belta.
Will Belarus follow the US ‘road map’? US Congressmen visit Minsk to find out

 Detaining American citizens to hand them over...

11 June 2009
IMF to lend Belarus an additional $1 billion
IMF to lend Belarus an additional $1 billion

Apparently, the IMF mission to Belarus was satisfied with the efforts the country is making to tackle its worst economic crises since early 1990-s. The fund agreed...

29 May 2009
The Wall Street Journal: Europe’s Last Dictatorship
The Wall Street Journal: Europe’s Last Dictatorship

22 April 2009
Foreign Policy: An Unwanted Guest
Foreign Policy: An Unwanted Guest

Irina Krasovskaya and David Kramer published a piece in Foreign Policy on the European Union’s recent overtures to Belarus.

19 April 2009
Jonathan Moore’s interview to Charter97
Jonathan Moore’s interview to Charter97

The United States chargé d’affaires in Belarus Jonathan Moore recently gave an interview to Charter97. Below is the full text of the interview: - Mr. Moore, an...

30 March 2009
“Does the Political Regime in Belarus Change” at Kennan Institute on April 27
“Does the Political Regime in Belarus Change” at Kennan Institute on April 27

Alexandra Goujon will give a talk “Does the Political Regime in Belarus Change” on Monday, April 27 at noon at Kennan Institute. Alexandra Goujon is an Assistant Professor of Political...

26 March 2009
Statement of Belarusan-American Association on March 25, 2009 – Belarusan Independence Day

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...

17 March 2009
No Agreement between EU Countries on Belarus
No Agreement between EU Countries on Belarus

An interesting overview of divergences within the European Union on the Belarusian issue appeared in an article published by Radio Liberty Free Europe.

13 March 2009
Eurasia Daily Monitor on Economic Crises in Belarus
Eurasia Daily Monitor on Economic Crises in Belarus

   WASHINGTON - Eurasia Daily Monitor has published an article about the impact of economic crises on Belarus and whom Belarusians tend to blame for the crises: Economic Problems Beset Belarus March 13,...

2 March 2009
Full Text of Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2006

This is the final text of Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act adopted by the U.S. Congress in 2006 and signed into law in 2007.

24 February 2009
Bielar.us Had Been Blocked… Because of Sanctions Against Belarus
Bielar.us Had Been Blocked… Because of Sanctions Against Belarus

Last Friday Bluehost, our hosting provider, blocked this web site.  Bluehost promised to delete our blog within 10 days.  The site had been blocked for four days until we completed migration to a new hosting earlier today. Needless to say, I was...

19 February 2009
Global Integrity Report on Belarus

WASHINGTON – The annual report of Global Integrity, a Washington D.C.-based independent think-tank, tracked corruption trends around the world.