Belarus still waiting for its windfall a year after lifting of EU sanctions

Ben Aris in Berlin February 24, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin must have an eye on Belarus, which in February marked one year since the lifting of most EU sanctions. Relations have improved but there has been no economic payoff.

STOLYPIN: Belarus tests limits of Russian confidence

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague February 15, 2017

If Lukashenko gets away with his shakedown of Russia, it will be a useful indicator to just how confident the Russians really are behind their facade of cynical bombast.

Lukashenko slams Russia over energy dispute, border security

Sergei Kuznetsov in Minsk February 3, 2017

"We can do without Russian oil," defiant Belarusian president says in response to "humiliation" by Moscow.

Belarus reportedly mulls leaving Eurasian Economic Union as relations with Russia worsen

bne IntelliNews February 2, 2017

Tensions between Minsk and Moscow have steadily risen over energy and border control disputes, and the rejection of Russia's request to build a military airbase in Belarus.

Is the Belarusian president running out of fence to sit on?

Nick Allen in Warsaw January 27, 2017

Lukashenko has long played the mid-ground between traditional ties with Moscow and likely windfalls from better relations with the EU. But economic hardship and sovereignty jitters will soon require tough choices.

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