Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes · Protest movement in Belarus: Will Lukashenko survive the current state (of) crisis?

Protest movement in Belarus: Will Lukashenko survive the current state (of) crisis?


In this week’s episode, Jeremy Shapiro stepped in as host and welcomes senior policy fellows Kadri Liik and Andrew Wilson as well as political scientist and editor of “Belarus-Analysen” Olga Dryndova to the podcast. Together, they shed light on the situation on the ground in Belarus: what are the goals do of the opposition in Belarus and what kind, if any, strategy does it have for achieving them?  How does long-time president Lukashenko see the situation and what is the state’s strategy to try to remain in power? And finally, what roles should the EU and Russia play in a mediation process?

Further reading: Why the EU now needs a deliberate Belarus policy, by Andrew Wilson

This podcast was recorded on 26 August 2020.

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