Belarus: Situation In the Field of National Security and Defense as of March 2017

Heads of the Belarusian and Russian Security Councils met to discuss bilateral cooperation in national, regional and international security, including the “West-2017” exercises. Delegation of the Belarusian Defense Ministry visited a number of Russian military industrial complex enterprises. Repressions by the Belarusian authorities against participants of the protests made questionable prospects for normalization of relations with the West as well as financial and investment cooperation. (PDF) Andrei Porotnikov

Belarus: Situation In the Field of National Security and Defense as of February 2017

The February protests put the Belarusian authorities in front of a dilemma: to maintain control over the situation in the country, and simultaneously not to escalate repressions that might result in tough reaction from the West. Moscow can take advantage of this situation amid the deterioration in Russia-Belarus relations. (PDF) Andrei Porotnikov

Положение в области национальной безопасности и обороны Беларуси: февраль 2017 г.

Февральские протесты поставили беларуские власти перед дилеммой: сохранить контроль над ситуацией в стране и не сорваться при этом в масштабные репрессии, которые чреваты жесткой реакцией Запада. Воспользоваться ситуацией может Москва, отношения с которой ухудшаются. (PDF) Андрей Поротников

Belarus: Situation In the Field of National Security and Defense as of October 2016

At the CSTO summit in Yerevan, Belarus took the chairmanship in this organisation; the CSTO Collective Security Strategy till 2025 was adopted. During his visit to Poland, Vladimir Makey said that Belarus did not consider the extension of NATO presence in the Baltic states and Poland as a direct threat. In Washington, a joint statement on cooperation between the Ministries of Defense of Belarus and the United States was signed, as well as the bilateral military cooperation plan for 2017. (PDF) Andrei Porotnikov

Положение в области национальной безопасности и обороны Беларуси: октябрь 2016 г.

В ходе Ереванского саммита ОДКБ председательство перешло к Беларуси; принята Стратегия коллективной безопасности ОДКБ до 2025 г. Во время визита в Польшу В.Макей заявил, что Беларусь не рассматривает расширение присутствия НАТО в странах Балтии и Польше как непосредственную угрозу. В Вашингтоне подписано Совместное заявление о сотрудничестве между Министерствами обороны Беларуси и США, а также План двустороннего военного сотрудничества на 2017 г. (PDF) Андрей Поротников

Situation In the Field of Economic Security of Belarus as of October 2016

The announced government proposals on the reform of public sector look as attempt to reduce the debt burden on enterprises without addressing to the internal causes of their inefficiency. The key issue of the next few months is reaching an agreement with the IMF about the start of credit program – to act as a guarantor of sufficient external financing and authorities’ willingness to implement serious structural reforms. (PDF) Pavel Kirkovsky