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Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski

On 21 June, the Council of the European Union extended the list of sanctions against Belarus for the fourth time since last year’s rigged presidential elections. The…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein, Piotr Żochowski

The Lithuanian State Border Guard (VSAT) has recorded a significant increase in the number of undocumented migrants arriving from Belarus. 387 people have tried to reach…

Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski, Tadeusz Iwański

Alexander Lukashenka's suggestions about the possibility of recognising the annexation of Crimea and the self-proclaimed republics in Donbass following the arrest of Raman Pratasevič were met with a sharp reaction in…

Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski

On 23 May, the Belarusian government forced a Ryanair plane flying from Athens to Vilnius to land in Minsk, escorted by a MiG-29 fighter, under the pretence that there was a bomb on board. The local security…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Piotr Żochowski

In recent weeks, the Belarusian regime has taken legislative steps to create a legal framework for the further escalation of repression against opponents. On May 14,…

Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski

On 9 May Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed a decree on the ‘defence of sovereignty and the constitutional system’ which lays out the principles of the transfer…

Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk

On 22 April, the so-called active phase of the combat readiness test of the Southern and Western Military Districts…

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński

The Polish national minority school system in Belarus was created from scratch in the 1990s with financial support from Warsaw and an…

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

The percentage of Moldovans in favour of their country's reunification with Romania reached a record 43.9% in the second half of March this year. The data comes from a poll…

Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak, Andrzej Wilk

Since the end of March, the government in Kyiv has been warning that Russia is transferring additional armed forces to the Ukrainian border, which, as it says, may mean…