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Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk
Russian air policing in Belarus confirms the lack of balance in military relations between Moscow and Minsk.
Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
The Customs Union summit revealed crisis of the Russian project of integration instead of success, which is so desired by the Kremlin before EaP summit in Vilnius
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk
On 20-26 September, the active (military) phase of the strategic-level exercises held by the armed forces of Russia and Belarus, entitled ‘West 2013’, were held. The scenario and nature of the exercises leave no doubt that the Russian/…
OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński
Over the past ten to twenty years, Belarus has seen a steep rise in the number of local dollar millionaires. This has somewhat undermined the myth of an egalitarian model of society promoted through the Belarusian state propaganda.
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
The tension between Russia and Belarus after arrest of Vladislav Baumgertner, director general of Uralkali, is growing. Nevertheless, it seems that both parties will be looking to reach a compromise. Neither Minsk nor Moscow are interested…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
On 29 July, a Russian company producing potash fertilisers, Uralkali, decided to withdraw from its cooperation with the BKK, which it established together with the Belarusian potash producer Bielkali. Uralkali’s exit from BKK should…
Analyses | | Tadeusz Iwański
The presidents of Belarus and Ukraine, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Viktor Yanukovych, met on 18 June in Kyiv and signed a protocol on the exchange of documents ratifying the Ukrainian-Belarusian agreement on the state border of 1997. The two…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
The first four months of this year saw a strong increase in the trade deficit of Belarus, to the level of US$-1 billion; compared to the same period last year, this indicates a deterioration in the balance of over US$2 billion. In this…
OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński
The macroeconomic results achieved by Belarus in 2012 laid bare the weakness and the inefficiency of its economy. Belarus’s GDP and positive trade balance were growing in the first half of last year. However, this trend was reversed when…
OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński
For years now Belarus has been a key economic partner for Lithuania and Latvia. These two Baltic states have well-developed port infrastructure and thus provide what are the geographically closest and also the cheapest exit to…