After initial deployments in Ukraine and Syria, the African continent has become the main theater for Wagner Group operations.
Illusions of a sudden pro-Western and democratic Belarus are only that: illusions.
First in a two-part series, this backgrounder traces the origins and earliest deployments of Russia’s infamous mercenary outfit: the Wagner Group.
The Belarus crisis is mainly the result of domestic political tensions. But paradoxically, this is an internal issue that carries a profound international dimension as well.
What’s at stake for Moscow in the ongoing Belarus crisis, and how far is the Kremlin willing to go to protect its interests?
Evaluating the motives, impacts, and strategic consequences of President Trump’s recent decision to shake up the US military footprint in Europe.
The time has come for Belarusians to choose their president, and the time may soon come for Belarus to pick a side in the geopolitical game going on above its head.
Following an oil dispute at the start of the year, Belarus and Russia’s relations are at an all-time low, potentially further isolating Russia in Europe.
The president’s loyalists turn bad news into good ahead of a referendum that could keep Putin in power long after his current term ends.
Belarus’ skewing of COVID-19 statistics is unfortunate, but it must be viewed in the context of its ongoing high-stake geopolitical standoff with Moscow.