EU’s Moral Failure

February 17, 2016

On Monday, February 15, the EU Council took a decision to lift sanctions on 170 people and 3 companies in Belarus. Not for the first time, the EU is lifting sanctions on a dictator — and not for the first time “the last dictator in Europe” (as Alyaksandr Lukashenka is known) is being pardoned for […]

Europe’s Turning To ‘Dictators International’ Helps Putin

October 7, 2014

Ukraine’s chances to survive are weak today and gloomy in the future. The reason for this is the position of the major player in the war in Ukraine. This player is not Russia that unleashed the war in Ukraine. This player is the West or, to be more precise — Europe. The largest and most […]

Belarus is a Litmus Test for Values

July 3, 2014

I like reading Paul Goble. He writes well and he has ample knowledge of our region. He seldom writes about Belarus, just mentioning it occasionally. In his recent piece, though, he looks at the case of my country: It’s time to Rethink the West’s Approach to Belarus. When I see titles like that I know exactly […]