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Politics and Civil Society in Belarus a Year After Mass Protests

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Oct. 20, 2021
12:00pm – 1:30pm ET




Despite growing tensions in many other parts of the world, the situation in Belarus continues to command global attention. The rigged presidential elections of 2020 and ensuing mass protests have led to increased repression and a violent crackdown on civil society. It further has fueled speculation about a possible integration between Russia and Belarus. One year after these momentous events, Aleksandr Lukashenko appears to have weathered the storm and even developed additional institutional responses to ensure his regime’s political survival. Panelists will discuss the unique challenges this crackdown has posed for civil society, what a transfer of power may look like, and how these events have continued to affect Belarus's foreign policy.

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