Maria Shagina on increased sanctions risks for Russian companies to deal directly and indirectly with Belarusian sanctioned entities
Yuri Tsarik on the Belarusian leadership’s faults and the role of Russia in the country’s election
Yuri Tsarik on the Belarus-Russia trade cooperation since 2014
Yury Tsarik considers why and how Russia is increasing the pressure on Belarus
Yuri Tsarik reflects on the negotiations held in Sochi on December 6-7. These showed Minsk’s determination to uphold sovereignty, he writes, as well as the Kremlin’s determination to continue its game of “deepening integration”
Yuri Tsarik on the Kremlin’s strategy for “deepening integration” with Belarus
Yuri Tsarik on the scant results of the meeting between the Prime Ministers of Belarus and Russia aimed at discussing the agenda of “deeper integration”
Yury Tsarik considers how and why Belarusian-Russian relations have hit a new low
Yuri Tsarik contends that relations between Russia and Belarus may have reached an “integration impasse,” but there were at least a few constructive results from February’s bilateral talks in Sochi.
Four key scenarios for the further development of bilateral relations
Even though relations are getting prickly between Russia and Belarus, international and domestic conditions would have to change substantially before Russia resorted to force against its western neighbor and long-time ally. But it would still be unwise to rule any such scenario out entirely.
Relations between Russia and Belarus have been out of balance ever since the annexation of Crimea. Both are still close partners, but mutual suspicions are creeping into strategic decision making in both Moscow and Minsk