Reflections

Belarus: A Barometer Between Russia and the West

Eugene Chausovsky
Senior Eurasia Analyst, Stratfor
Oct 31, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
The Gates of Minsk, an architectural complex at the station square in Belarus' capital, is seen in this photo from July 21, 2017.

The Gates of Minsk, an architectural complex at the station square in Minsk, Belarus, is seen in this photo from July 21, 2017. The country is trying to stake out a place between Russia and the West.

(ALENA BAHDANOVICH/Shutterstock)

The warning could hardly be starker: "Mankind is moving to the brink of the abyss," Belarusian President Alexandr Lukashenko said earlier this month in an address to international officials and experts at the Minsk Dialogue Forum. "The confrontation between Russia and the West is at its highest level; in a...

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