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The UI Podcast - The Development in Belarus

On August 9th, Belarus held presidential elections clearly marked by electoral fraud. Since then, mass protests have gripped Belarus. Numerous allegations of police brutality against the protesters have been recorded, over 10 000 people have been detained and five deaths have been confirmed.

Were the persistent protests anticipated before the election? Is a new Belarusian identity being formed? What actions are to be expected from the EU and Russia?

Martin Kragh, head of UI’s Russia and Eurasia Programme, held a discussion with Alesia Rudnik, Phd Candidate at Karlstad University and affiliated at the Center for New Ideas, and Katarina Engberg, Senior Associate Fellow at UI, to achieve a greater understanding on the developments in Belarus.

Utvecklingen i Belarus
• GP, 8 september - Kolesnikova undvek exil - rev sönder passet

• Utrikesmagasinet, 2 september - Will Belarus become Ukraine? 
• Utrikesmagasinet, 2 september - "Det som händer Lukasjenko är Putins värsta madröm"


Utvecklingen i Belarus
• Expressen, 30 augusti - Kvinnliga demonstranter trotsar polisen i Belarus 
• TV4, 18 augusti -"Ryssland ser Belarus som en central intressesfär"
• SR, 17 augusti -  Nya protester i Belarus - strejk bland statligt anställda 
SVT, 17 augusti - Rysslandsexperten: "Lukasjenkos styre hänger på en skör tråd"
• SvD, 16 august - Expert spår mer våld: "Mycket allvarligt läge" 

• Expressen, 16 augusti - Ryssland kommer göra allt för att säkra Belarus
• TV4, 14 augusti - EU överens om att införa sanktioner mot Belarus
• SvD, 12 augusti - Vad händer egentligen i Belarus? 
• SR, 12 augusti - Hur är relationen mellan Belarus och Ryssland?

• Läs mer om Belarus i Landguiden
• Läs senaste artikeln om Belarus i Utrikesmagasinet


UI:s Ryssland- och Eurasienprogram associerar Andreas Umland från 1 juli 2020. Umland kommer att delta i olika projekt vid programmet under hösten 2020. Umland kommer arbeta från Kyiv. 
- Expertområden: Russian and Ukrainian domestic politics, foreign affairs and nationalism; Eurasianism; comparative fascism; East European geoolitics; German Ostpolitik; post-Soviet higher education; Ukraine's decentralization; history of the USSR and German Democratic Republic. 

UI Brief: Ukraine’s Far Right Today - Continuing Electoral Impotence and Growing Uncivil Society by Andreas Umland.
- Ukraine’s system of political parties has since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 featured a small number of far-right political parties. How strong is the Ukrainian far right movement today? How has the movement performed in the recent Ukrainian elections and which role does the movement play in the Ukrainian civil society?

UI Paper: How to Progress Ukraine’s Western Integration as a Prelude to Accession to the EU and NATO by Pavlo Klimkin and Andreas Umland. 
- As the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and their member states become increasingly absorbed by internal challenges,  Ukraine needs to seek new paths to increase security, resilience and growth before its accession to the West’s two major multilateral organizations. An alternative way to reduce Ukraine’s current institutional isolation would be to develop more intense bilateral relations with its friendly states across the globe, notably the United States, argues Klimkin and Umland.

Prospects of agrarian populism and food sovereignty movement in post‐socialist Romania by Anna Hajdu and Natalia Mamonova

Secrecy and military expenditures in the Russian budget by Erik Andermo and Martin Kragh

UI Report: Russia in 2045: A Scenario Analysis by Martin Kragh
- What happens in Russia will have far-reaching implications not only for Russia and its people, but also for Europe and the international system. This study outlines possible scenarios for Russia to 2045.

UI Report: The Long War in Donbas: Causes and Consequences by Ingmar Oldberg
- The war in Donbas between the Ukrainian state and Russia controlled separatists has been a continuing conflict since March 2014, making it the longest armed conflict in Europe after the Second World War. This paper describes Donbas, its people and the events that led to war. The paper also analyses the course of the war, peacemaking efforts and the resulting situation in the separatist areas.

How effective is EU’s human rights persuasion in its post-Soviet neighbourhood? Insights from a statistical assessment by Karina Shyrokykh. 

Conspiracy Theories in Russian Security Thinking by Martin Kragh, Erik Andermo and Liliia Makashova.  

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