The Jamestown Foundation was proud to present an online webinar event, “The Political Turmoil in Belarus: Current Realities and Foreseeable Prospects,” that took place on Thursday, September 10, at 11:00 AM.
The outbreak of widespread civil discontent in Belarus over the official results of the August 9 presidential election raised persistent questions about the continued viability of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s 26-year-old regime. In turn, early perceptions of Lukashenka’s political vulnerability have magnified opportunities for the Kremlin to become the new kingmaker in Minsk. Even as the protest movement continues, its prospects of ousting Lukashenka appear to be diminishing, thanks in part to Moscow’s heretofore discreet support. And yet, the threat of deeper Russian involvement remains, undermining the long-term sovereignty of a country strategically located on NATO’s eastern frontier.
To provide a clear-eyed perspective from Minsk, The Jamestown Foundation has gathered Artyom Shraibman, a Political Analyst at Sense Analytics, and Yauheni Preiherman, the Founder and Director of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations. The two will discuss the ongoing political turmoil in Belarus as well as its likely implications for the future of this country and the wider region.
Founder and Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations
Political Analyst, Sense Analytics
Moderator: Glen Howard
President, The Jamestown Foundation