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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)

Given that Belarus lies at the crossroads between the competing powers, the ebb and flow of their standoff will affect the country like few others....

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