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

Armenia and Russia Pursue Joint Military Forces

The Russo-Armenian agreement on establishing a joint military unit, which will include troops of the 102nd Russian military base stationed near Yerevan as well as the 4th Corps of the Armenian Army, predictably caused anxiety in Azerbaijan and Georgia. While a potential deterioration of relations with Georgia would undermine Armenia’s national interests, the government in Yerevan appears willing to make this sacrifice in the name of regime reproduction and survival. (PDF) Armen Grigoryan

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

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

The Belarusian army received the first part of heavy multiple rocket launcher systems “Polonaise”, as well as three-axis radar early-warning station “Enemy”. Command-staff exercises of the Collective operating response forces of the CSTO “Interaction -2016” were held in Pskov region of Russia; trainings with the peacekeeping forces of the CSTO “Indestructible Brotherhood-2016” were held in Belarus. (PDF) Andrei Porotnikov