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Uladzimir Matskevich: War in Syria doesn’t stop Russia from keeping a simmering conflict in Ukraine
Uladzimir Matskevich: War in Syria doesn’t stop Russia from keeping a simmering conflict in Ukraine
Participation in a Syrian conflict can be viewed as one of the latest attempts Russia is making to be a player of a worldwide scale.  27.10.2015 | 08:05
EUISS: The EU’s dilemma as to how to handle Belarus
EUISS: The EU’s dilemma as to how to handle Belarus
For Europe, the policy dilemma remains the same: in the presence of a neighbour country that has no clear intention to ‘Europeanize’ itself while stopping short of aligning itself fully with Moscow.  26.10.2015 | 11:02
EU lowers its goals for Belarus: Easing of West policy hasn’t been secured by any political demands
EU lowers its goals for Belarus: Easing of West policy hasn’t been secured by any political demands
Since opposition and civil society were fully crushed as a result of repressions over recent years the authorities didn’t have to use force in the president election in October, writes Rafał Sadowski.  25.10.2015 | 11:37
Opinion: Lukashenka may create a mix of conservatives and reformists in the new government
Opinion: Lukashenka may create a mix of conservatives and reformists in the new government
On 20 September Lukashenka stated he knew who was going to enter the new government. The previous government resigned, under Belarus law, after Lukashenka's victory in the October president election.  25.10.2015 | 09:24
Belarusian Defense Ministry sees “no sense” in a Russian airbase in our country
Belarusian Defense Ministry sees “no sense” in a Russian airbase in our country
Andrei Raukou stated that on October 22 at the seminar for the representatives of national mass media.  24.10.2015 | 12:11
Belarus and Russia will establish a “united military organization”
Belarus and Russia will establish a “united military organization”
Within the next two years Russia and Belarus are going to create Union State defense mechanism; plan of actions is ready.  24.10.2015 | 10:19
Radio Liberty: Tatsiana Karatkevich defends candidacy in landslide presidential poll
Radio Liberty: Tatsiana Karatkevich defends candidacy in landslide presidential poll
The lone opposition candidate in president election has defended her decision to run against authoritarian President Lukashenka despite criticism that her candidacy may be used to legitimise election.  24.10.2015 | 08:42
Could Belarus remain neutral and independent despite pressure from Moscow?
Could Belarus remain neutral and independent despite pressure from Moscow?
Last week, pro-government Russian experts and media launched a new series of attacks on the Belarusian government. Minsk, they insisted, is going the way of Yanukovich’s Ukraine.  22.10.2015 | 12:12
Andrei Kazakevich: Belarus after election is in the grip of economy crisis and Moscow foreign policy
Andrei Kazakevich: Belarus after election is in the grip of economy crisis and Moscow foreign policy
The head of the Institute for Policy Studies Palіtychnaya Sphera (Political Sphere) talks about the main challenges Belarusan authorities face after the predictable president election on October 11.  21.10.2015 | 14:23
Belarus Foreign Minister: Europe understood that Belarus is “a donor of stability and security”
Belarus Foreign Minister: Europe understood that Belarus is “a donor of stability and security”
Uladzimir Makei commented upon the EU decision to suspend sanctions against Belarus for four months.  21.10.2015 | 09:28
Belarus’ president elections meet expectations, but intrigue about future development remains
Belarus’ president elections meet expectations, but intrigue about future development remains
Both the authorities and the opposition agree that the existing economic model should change. However, it’s difficult to predict whether economic reforms should be anticipated.  21.10.2015 | 08:35
The Guardian: Re-election of Lukashenka is a sham; dialog must come with clear conditions attached
The Guardian: Re-election of Lukashenka is a sham; dialog must come with clear conditions attached
Belarus’s dictator has long mastered the art of balancing between a Europe that has rightly shunned him for years, and Putin’s Russia, which keeps his economy afloat.  20.10.2015 | 11:04
Lithuanian political scientist about Lukashenka: We usually call such people terrorists
Lithuanian political scientist about Lukashenka: We usually call such people terrorists
The Lithuanian expert is desperate to see change in Belarus and notes real threats to the country’s independence.  20.10.2015 | 09:52
Uladzimir Matskevich: The regime has no need to launch a crackdown
Uladzimir Matskevich: The regime has no need to launch a crackdown
Belarusan authorities have faced a new threat – an economic crisis that cannot be resolved by a mere thaw in relations with the West.  20.10.2015 | 09:05
Belarusans are growing less interested in Eurasian integration
Belarusans are growing less interested in Eurasian integration
Over the last year Belarusan population has noticeably lost interest towards European integration.  19.10.2015 | 09:41
Hi from the KGB: Anatoly Liabedzka found a bug on a table at the café
Hi from the KGB: Anatoly Liabedzka found a bug on a table at the café
The chairman of the United Civic Party found a bugging device in a napkin holder.  17.10.2015 | 12:43
BelarusDigest: Three Election Controversies
BelarusDigest: Three Election Controversies
The 2015 presidential election in Belarus revealed three important controversies for the authorities, the opposition and the West, writes the editor of BelarusDigest.  17.10.2015 | 10:51
The regime is unlikely to become more welcoming of political dissent while Lukashenka is in power
The regime is unlikely to become more welcoming of political dissent while Lukashenka is in power
Lukashenka won a fifth term in office by a landslide on October 11 in an election that could see an easing of relations with the West and raise questions about his ties to Vladimir Putin's Russia.  16.10.2015 | 12:17
US disappointed with elections in Belarus
US disappointed with elections in Belarus
The US State Department welcomes the peaceful conduct of the presidential election in Belarus, but notes that it can hardly be named free and fair.  14.10.2015 | 10:21
Elections 2015: The “regular” winner Lukashenka doesn’t intend to review his policies
Elections 2015: The “regular” winner Lukashenka doesn’t intend to review his policies
Meanwhile Lukashenka’s voting machine continues to improve. In the current elections, it has managed to ensure unprecedented high turnout during the early voting.  14.10.2015 | 09:30
Lukashenka’s victory: the improbable nexus
Lukashenka’s victory: the improbable nexus
As Aliaksandr Lukashenka wins his fifth term as president, are there signs that Belarus’ political stagnation might be about to change, wonders Devin Ackles.  13.10.2015 | 11:42
EU suspends Belarus sanctions for four months
EU suspends Belarus sanctions for four months
The decision was announced by the French European Affairs Minister Harlem Desir.  13.10.2015 | 09:11
Uladzimir Matskevich: The West is ready to establish normal relations with Lukashenka’s regime
Uladzimir Matskevich: The West is ready to establish normal relations with Lukashenka’s regime
Regardless of the election results, European states and the whole EU will continue mending relations with the regime.  13.10.2015 | 08:23
Belarus in time of elections: Don’t expect Lukashenka to grow too close to the EU
Belarus in time of elections: Don’t expect Lukashenka to grow too close to the EU
The Belarusian regime traditionally sees the EU as a threat to its rule and close cooperation with Europe risks bringing additional pressure from the Kremlin.  11.10.2015 | 10:06
Early voting is a secret to a successful authoritarian election
Early voting is a secret to a successful authoritarian election
Belarus encourages early voting because it eases the manipulation of electoral outcome: for early ballots to be valid only the presence of two members of the precinct election commission is required.  11.10.2015 | 08:03
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Gintautas Mažeikis: The relation of political field and arena in the framework of information war

In his report, philosopher Gintautas Mažeikis discusses several concepts that have been a part of the European social and philosophical thought for quite a time.

“It is our big joint work”

It is impossible to change life in cities just in three years (the timeline of the “Agenda 50” campaign implementation). But changing the structure of relationships in local communities is possible.

Shhh! Belarus Wants You to Think It’s Turning Over a New Leaf

Minsk’s muddled media clampdown could jeopardize warming of relations with the West.

Mikhail Matskevich: How to create a local agenda and make it a problem solving tool

To achieve changes, you need to be interested in them and stop pinning all hopes on the state.