Playing Both Sides

Belarus between Russia and the EU

19/03/2012 | by Alex Nice

DGAPanalyse 2, March 19, 2012, 18 pp.

Category: Russia, Belarus, Europe

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is deftly using the differences between Russia and the EU in the common neighborhood to preserve his regime. It constantly switches between confrontation and cooperation when dealing with both sides, thereby strengthening its sovereignty.