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Belarus Before Elections

As Belarus heads towards presidential elections in October, the NGO Pact, with the assistance of USAID, brought a delegation of Belarusian civic activists and policy analysts to Washington, DC. They gave a briefing on trends in the politics, economy, and civil society of Belarus and discussed the post-election prognosis. Although political leadership is unlikely to change, the domestic and international implications of the Ukraine crisis are changing Belarus' trajectory. 


  • Balázs Jarábik

    Eurasia Advisor, Pact; Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Oleg Manaev

    Founder, Independent Institute of Socioeconomic and Political Studies (Minsk-Vilnius); Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Yauheni Preiherman

    Director, Minsk Dialogue