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Belarus: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Belarus is sandwiched between Russia and the EU, both geographically and politically trapped between Russian dominance and European neglect. How does Belarusian society view its place in the world as a result? Professors Ioffe and Manaev drew on data from a series of national surveys to discuss popular sentiment concerning Belarus’ foreign policy. In particular, they analyzed its trend towards isolationism and current prospects for maintaining and strengthening Belarusian statehood despite a persistent geopolitical tug-of-war. Valery Kavaleuski added commentary and Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz moderated the discussion.

Date & Time

Friday
Mar. 4, 2016
3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Belarus: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Belarus is sandwiched between Russia and the EU, both geographically and politically trapped between Russian dominance and European neglect. How does Belarusian society view its place in the world as a result? Professors Ioffe and Manaev drew on data from a series of national surveys to discuss popular sentiment concerning Belarus’ foreign policy. In particular, they analyzed its trend towards isolationism and current prospects for maintaining and strengthening Belarusian statehood despite a persistent geopolitical tug-of-war. Valery Kavaleuski added commentary and Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz moderated the discussion. 


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region through research and exchange.  Read more

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