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Iryna Khalip is Honored with Courage in Journalism Award
Iryna Khalip is Honored with Courage in Journalism Award
The Washington-based International Women’s Media Foundation awarded a 2009 Courage in Journalism Award to Iryna Khalip, a Belarusian journalist who is frequently detained and subjected to all-night...
5 May 2009
Shifts in Belarus’s Domestic and Foreign Policies and Its Implications For The Region
Shifts in Belarus’s Domestic and Foreign Policies and Its Implications For The Region

You are invited to attend a presentation by Jaroslav Romanchuk, a leading market-oriented Belarusian economist.  The presentation is organized by the Baltic Black Sea Initiative (BBSI). Mr. Romanchuk...

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...

5 April 2009
Belarusian Teen Wins Sony Ericsson Open in Florida. Congrats to Vika Azarenka!
Belarusian Teen Wins Sony Ericsson Open in Florida. Congrats to Vika Azarenka!

The 19-year-old Belarusian won the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida earlier this week. Victoria Azarenka claimed the biggest win of her career as she defeated five-time champion and world number one Serena...

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...

22 March 2009
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CBS International Summer School for Belarusian Studies in Poland

The Center for Belarusian Studies at Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in its first International Summer School for Belarusian Studies from July 6 to August 7, 2009.

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.

11 March 2009
IMF: Belarus’ Economic Challenges More Difficult
IMF: Belarus’ Economic Challenges More Difficult

WASHINGTON - The economic situation in Belarus has worsened since the eastern European country signed a $2.46 billion loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund in January, the IMF said...

5 March 2009
The United States Mission to the OSCE on New Political Prisoners in Belarus

Today the United States Mission to the OSCE has realeased the following statement regarding the arrest of political prisoners in Belarus: Madam Chairwoman,

3 March 2009
New York Times on Visa Troubles of Belarusians
New York Times on Visa Troubles of Belarusians

Alena Shkumatava, an old friend of mine from Belarus, shares in today's New York Times how she struggled for her U.S. visa. The story gives you a taste of what...

24 February 2009
International Herald Tribune: An Artful Balancing Act
International Herald Tribune: An Artful Balancing Act

International Herald Tribune published an article on how Belarusian authorities try to balance between Russia and the European Union. The article agrees that the messages Minsk has been sending over the last few months are mixed. On the one...

18 February 2009
U.S. Will Not Lift Sanctions if Situation in Belarus Doesn’t Change

The United States chargé d’affaires in Belarus Jonathan Moore commented on the situation with U.S. sanctions against Lukashenka’s regime.

14 February 2009
Euronews: What Belarus wants from Europe
Euronews: What Belarus wants from Europe

Euronews analyzed the most recent developments in Belarus-EU relations. The video report concluded that the main reason for what Belarusian authorities turned to the West is because Minsk is short of cash. There are signs Belarus is opening up. But...

12 February 2009
Senator Cardin’s Statement on Zeltser’s Imprisonment in Belarus

11 February 2009
The Jamestown Foundation: Will Lukashenka Be Welcomed in Prague?

WASHINGTON – David Marples has written on the most recent developments in EU-Belarus relations in the Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor.