In the midst of the Belarus protests, Poland’s Ostpolitik requires rethinking

OPINION The hesitation of Polish diplomats during 2020 Belarusian protests exposes a deeper crisis in the Polish approach towards its Eastern neighbours. Meanwhile, Lithuanian diplomacy has proved to be surprisingly active and effective. What is the source of this difference and what are the main motives behind Poland's Eastern policy? Only two weeks ago Zbigniew … Continue reading In the midst of the Belarus protests, Poland’s Ostpolitik requires rethinking

The West may have to choose caution when dealing with Lukashenko

OPINION The man commonly referred to as ‘Europe’s last dictator’ is in crisis. Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus since 1994, has lost his legitimacy as the leader of the Belarusian people. Demonstrations sprung up across Belarus after official results of the presidential election on the 9th August declared that he had won 80% of … Continue reading The West may have to choose caution when dealing with Lukashenko