Russia & Central Asia

Recent publications

Putin’s Strategy on Belarus

Why Russia May Discretely Encourage a Transition of Power in Minsk

Since his widely contested re-election on August 9, 2020, Alexander Lukashenko has become completely dependent on Russia for his rule over Belarus. As the anti-Lukashenko protests continue, Moscow is gaining more leverage than ever over Minsk. However, there is a growing sense that Moscow, while backing the regime in public, behind the scenes encourages talks on a transition plan. The EU should seize this opportunity to support internal dialogue and help preserve the sovereignty of Belarus.

Afrikanisches Comeback

Russland hat seine Beziehungen zu Afrika in den letzten Jahren systematisch ausgeweitet. Im Zentrum des Interesses: Libyen.


Past events

14:00 - 15:00 | 06 May 2020

Russia in a Triple Crisis

A Web Talk by the German Council on Foreign Relations
Think Tank Event
Web Talk