September 17, 2021

The Ongoing Crisis in Belarus, with David Kramer and Brian Whitmore

By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, David J. Kramer and Brian Whitmore

What does the evolving political situation in Belarus mean for U.S. and European interests? Brian Whitmore and David Kramer join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss how President Lukashenko has cracked down on civil society during the last year as well as the implications of tightening relations between Minsk and Moscow.

Brian Whitmore is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Texas-Arlington’s McDowell Center for Global Studies, and host of The Power Vertical Podcast.

David J. Kramer is Senior Fellow in the Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy and Director for European and Eurasian Studies at Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Previously, Kramer served as president of Freedom House, and he has also worked at the McCain Institute and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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