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Change of tactics needed on Belarus nuclear plant

The European Union along with Lithuania has recently softened its tone towards Belarus – often called the “last dictatorship of Europe” – and that shift in strategy has real implications for Lithuania’s approach to the construction of the country’s new nuclear power plant. […]


Is Belarus benefiting from change in West’s perspective?

It is tempting to slip into a spiral of sensationalism when describing the concurrent trends in Belarus’s foreign relations and national aspirations, even though—if history is any guide—these trends may be reversed as abruptly as they started. So far, however, tensions have been on the rise along Belarus’s eastern flank; whereas, there has been steady improvement in Belarus’s relations with the West. According to the assessment of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies, this has been the case since the very beginning of 2014. […]