Yauheni Preiherman

Dr. Yauheni Preiherman is a foreign policy and security analyst based in Belarus. He is the founder and director of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations. He is also a co-chair of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN) and an advisory board member at the International Institute for Peace (Austria).

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    Articles by Yauheni Preiherman

    Belarus’s Strategy to Avoid War

    Executive Summary: Belarus is maneuvering to avoid being dragged directly into the hostilities in Ukraine, which has become Minsk’s main strategy since allowing Russian forces to launch the expanded invasion

    Belarus Prepares for War but Hopes to Avoid It

    Executive Summary: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka approved a bill that would suspend Belarus’s participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), removing numerical ceilings on armed forces

    Belarus and Uzbekistan Proclaim a New Chapter in Relations

    Executive Summary: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka visited Uzbekistan to strengthen bilateral relations between the two post-Soviet states. Economic relations between Uzbekistan and Belarus are becoming stronger. Bilateral trade has increased

    Belarus and Russia Advance Economic Integration (Part One)

    Russia’s war against Ukraine has understandably overshadowed numerous other developments across Eastern Europe that would normally attract significant international attention. One of these is the lingering theme of bilateral integration

    Belarus Becomes Increasingly Geopolitically Minded

    Many still view Belarus’s foreign and security policies through the prism of several popular but simplistic narratives. One of them classifies Belarus as Russia’s geopolitical backyard and, thus, tends to

    Modest Advances in US-Belarus Relations

    The United States embassy in Minsk announced, on November 1, the expansion of visa services in Belarus (By.usembassy.gov, November 1). On the same day, the embassy began accepting tourist and

    Russia Introduces a Border Zone With Belarus

    On February 1, Russian and then Belarusian media reported some unexpected news: Moscow decided to set up a border zone between its Smolensk, Bryansk and Pskov regions and Belarus (RIA

    Belarus-Ukraine Relations Beyond Media Headlines

    Belarus-Ukraine relations are often ignored as a crucial factor for regional developments in Europe’s East, as well as for each country’s foreign policy. For example, the recently released study “Ukrainian

    Belarus Prepares to Adopt New Military Doctrine

    In recent months, military affairs have featured high on the political and media agendas in Belarus. The House of Representatives of the National Assembly (the parliament’s lower chamber) is soon