In the first episode of the third season of Minsk Express, we discuss the geopolitical setting of Belarus today and its place on the political agenda in the West. What is the impact of Belarusian democratic forces on changing the situation on the ground? How has the dramatic increase of the Belarusian diaspora around the world affected the country? What are the prospects of change in Belarus? And finally, how does Russia’s war in Ukraine change Lukashenka’s calculus?
Guest: Pavel Slunkin, Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relation.
Host: Maksimas Milta, Associate Expert at the Eastern Europe Studies Center.